It maybe human nature to find yourself focussing on the blemish or mark of an otherwise perfect flower, or maybe even the stick or plank in your neighbour’s eye. But the only problem is, it not God’s nature..even though He is all knowing, all seeing, and all powerful! As we look again with the eyes of our Father, by being in Jesus Christ, we gain a healing perspective, and one that draws out life.
But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or at his physical stature, because I have refused him. For the Lord does not see as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” (1 Samuel 16:7)
Do you look at things according to the outward appearance? If anyone is convinced in himself that he is Christ’s, let him again consider this in himself, that just as he is Christ’s, even so we are Christ’s. (2 Corinthians 10:7)
(as it is written, “I have made you a father of many nations”) in the presence of Him whom he believed—God, who gives life to the dead and calls those things which do not exist as though they did; (Romans 4:17)
The Shulamite, “Rightly do they love you. I am dark, but lovely, O daughters of Jerusalem, like the tents of Kedar, like the curtains of Solomon… The Beloved, “Behold, you are fair, my love! Behold, you are fair! You have dove’s eyes. (Song of Solomon 1:4d,5,15)
But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. (Romans 5:8)
“For My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord. (Isaiah 55:8)He does not delight in the strength of the horse; He takes no pleasure in the legs of a man. (Psalm 147:10)