The Measure of a Man
"Man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart."1
It is reported that former British Prime Minister David Lloyd George was once introduced by a chairman who jokingly said, "I had expected to find Mr. Lloyd George a big man in every sense, but you see for yourselves he is quite small in stature."
Not amused Lloyd George rebutted, "In North Wales we measure a man from his chin up. You evidently measure him from his chin down."
An even greater measure is the "size" of a man's heart. As The Living Bible puts today's text, God said, "Don't judge by a man's face or height … I don't make decisions the way you do! Men judge by outward appearance, but I look at a man's thoughts and intentions."
Suggested prayer: "Dear God, please give me a big heart to love people regardless of outward appearances, and seek to win those who are lost to you. Thank you for hearing and answering my prayer. Gratefully, in Jesus' name, amen."
1. 1 Samuel 16:7 (NIV).