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Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!
1 Samuel 9:2
Kish had a son named Saul, as handsome a young man as could be found anywhere in Israel, and he was a head taller than anyone else.
When you read of Israel’s first two kings, you would assume that to be the man or woman God is looking for to lead His people one would have to be “GOOD LOOKING.” When David was brought in from the sheep fields for Samuel to look at as a potential replacement for Saul, the scripture says, “He was glowing with health and had a fine appearance and handsome features.” So the question is, to be a leader for the Lord, “Do You Have To Be GOOD LOOKING?”
My wife has always said to me, “I hope you’re not leaving the house looking like that. You know, honey, only GOD looks on the heart!” In other words, people usually judge each other on first appearances. So we’ve always tried to put our best foot forward, and I believe it’s a good policy. But it’s important to remember that God uses any and everyone who will yield to His will. You may be thinking, “Why is he bringing this up?” Well, to be honest, whenever I read about how GOOD LOOKING Saul and David were, I then think about how NOT GOOD LOOKING Jesus must have been. Isaiah prophetically spoke of Jesus in Isaiah chapter 53 and said that Jesus “had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him, nothing in his appearance that we should desire him. He was despised and rejected by mankind, a man of suffering, and familiar with pain. Like one from whom people hide their faces he was despised, and we held him in low esteem” (vs. 2-4). So there you have it. The answer to the question, “Do You Have To Be GOOD LOOKING” to be used by God? NO!
I’m ready again this AM to be used by You. Please take me as You find me and do with me as You will. Amen