Saturday, 20 February 2016
If you have attended discos or night clubs you will have noticed that the bouncers only admit you if you are young and beautiful.
The rope excludes all others.
The values are superficial, shallow, and cruel.
But "'the Lord does not see as mortals see; they look on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.'" 1 Samuel 16:7b (NRSV)
We cannot see the heart, we can only see the outward appearance.
But God knows our hearts and regards us accordingly.
God does not reject those with cruel hearts, however, because He knows that they are ruled by fear.
He always gives us another chance.
Until all are reconciled to God through Love.
[Scripture quotations (marked NRSV) are taken from the New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright 1989 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A., and are used by permission. All rights reserved.]
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