God Knows the Heart

I Samuel 16:1-13 and Psalm 51:10-14

We judge our fellow men by what we see.
We cannot know for sure what’s in the heart.
God ignores what works for you and me.
God knows the honest truth in every heart.

All of Jesse’s sons were tall and strong.
On their looks alone, they set themselves apart.
Samuel was sure that one would be the king.
But God discerned in each a wavering heart.

Samuel anointed Jesse’s youngest son.
For God, David was the future still untold.
David promised to always be at one
With God—and return all sinners to the fold.

Create in me a clean heart, O Lord,
And bring to me a new and willing spirit.
Restore to me the joy of your accord.
Sustain in me forever your Holy Spirit.


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