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The Lord said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the Lord seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart. - 1 Samuel 16:7 (KJV)

When I was in university, I was given cans of milk to take to school. I took care to clean the cans regularly and kept them in a secure place, but I didn’t consume the milk for several months. I thought that if the cans were clean and attractive on...

Today's Prayer
Dear God, create in us a right spirit. Help us to see the harmful things we harbor in our hearts and to let them go. Amen.

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Today's Reading
1 Samuel 16:1-13

Thought for the Day

God cares about my heart more than my outward appearance.

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I join many of those who will pray for you as you seek to discern what you are called to be at this moment. May God grant you the courage to fulfill that calling. May we all open our eyes and see the misery, open our ears and hear the cries of God’s people, and, like God through the Lord Jesus Christ, be incarnate amongst them.” 

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