The Hidden Person of the Heart

“But the LORD said to Samuel, “Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him. For the LORD sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the LORD looks on the heart” 1 Samuel 16:7, ESV.

Jesus was unsuspecting. He didn’t draw attention to Himself. You wouldn’t have thought Him to be the King of kings if you would have seen Him on the streets. He looked like an ordinary man when all the while He was the savior of the world. David was also unsuspecting. He didn’t look like a mighty warrior. He didn’t look like he could slay a giant at all. When the prophet came to anoint the next king of Israel and Jesse brought out his strong sons, Samuel asked, “Is this all?” Jesse answered him, we have one who keeps the sheep. When David entered the house, God told Samuel, that’s him. He didn’t look like a king, but he loved the Lord with all his heart.

Women spend so much time and money on their outward appearance when God is more concerned about the hidden person of the heart. He has chosen you and it has nothing to do with you and what you can bring to the table. He’s looking at your heart. The Bible says, He has chosen the weak things to confound the mighty. The foolish things to confound the wise (see 1 Corinthians 1:27). While everyone else is focusing on the outward, you focus on the inside. Focus on letting God get your heart and mind right. Hide His Word in your heart and look for ways to apply it’s principles to your life. Let Him build in you godly character. Doing this will take you farther in life than you can ever imagine!

“Do not let your adorning be external—the braiding of hair and the putting on of gold jewelry, or the clothing you wear—but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God’s sight is very precious” 1 Peter 3:3-4, ESV

Prayer: Father God, I thank you for your wisdom and your grace. You are beautiful. Help me value the same things you value. You’re looking into my heart. Help me to focus more on the condition of my heart. Make my heart beautiful. Make my faith strong. Make my love walk beautiful. Transform me Lord until I look like Jesus on the inside and behave like Him on the outside. Help me spend my time and energy on what matters most to you. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

(Read Psalms 51:6; 2 Chronicles 16:9)

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27 thoughts on “The Hidden Person of the Heart”

  1. Gods word is also an imperishable beauty. The only one who truly sees my
    intensions and the motivss of my heart. Alleluia! Praise be to God! I pray that my heart be pure holy and acceptable unto the Lord. I ask that the Lord help me to be more of a gentle and quite spirit. Our body is a temple for the Holy Spirit. Let us remember to keep our temple clean decent and acceptable. I believe our house should be kePT up. Let it be a place ready to receive all that God gives to us.

    1. Father, thank you for the way u look at choosing me I wanna be more like Jesus on the inside and outside. Mold be to your standards teach me to be teachable for you Lord I love you so much!!!!

  2. This devotional ministered to me. I love the prayer. I shall pray this prayer everyday. I want my heart to be BEAUTIFUL.I want to look like Jesus on the inside and be like Him on the outside. Help me HOLY SPIRIT.

  3. Thank you Father God for loving Your Daughters just the way we are. No need to try to please people by our appearance just please God by allowing Him to change us from the inside out. Thanks DOTK these encouraging words means a lot to me. Peace and Blessings always

  4. I pray that my heart be pure and that I be who God has call me to be. I want to be pleasing to God and only God. I love the scripture Rom 12:1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
    Rom 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

    Lord I ask you to transform all of me to be pleasing to you. I love you more than anything in this world. I need your help Lord I really do.

  5. Amen !!What a awesome word ..Thank you lord for blessing me to walk like you, talk like you, love like you. thank you for the Renewed mind the the New Heart..THANK YOU LORD FOR BLESSING ME TO BE WHO YOU CALL ME TO BE …A WOMAN OF GOD .

  6. Thank you Father God your words have fillied me up with praise and my heart and I Love every bit of it Praise God Praise God thank you Thank you and the name of Jesus Amen

  7. alleluia that was the message in Bible class today. Thanks for confirmatio with the help of the Holy Spirit and by the grace of God I will endeavor to follow your way Lord.

  8. Stir up your GREATNESS JESUS in OUR HEART!!!🙆💪💓💪🙋hallelujahhhh!🙆🙏🙏🙏 SHINE4JESUS💌💌💌🏆🏆🏆🙏🙏🙌🙌🙌👏👏👏🎁🎉🎉🎉💝💝💝

  9. How beautiful You are. Make us vessels worthy of You, change us from glory to glory into Your image. Thank You for promising us that You would finish that which You have started. We want to reflect Your glory. Give us hearts like Yours, let us reflect You through dieing to self, less of us more of You. Give us a pure heart filled with You and Your unconditional love. Help us to love You more and experience You in a deeper way. In Jesus name I pray. Amen

  10. I admit that I do not feel all these things at this time in my life. I did once, and I pray I will again soon. Thank You Jesus

  11. Thank you for this word today, I am dealing with much in my heart this season. God is hearing my prayers & cry Hallelujah praise be to God always on my lips..

  12. I’m blind and I am trying to get a devotion every day from daughters of the Kings but I can’t get past May 12th and so it needs to be updated for me so I can follow it it’s my brother in the morning is there anything you can do to fix this problem it’s been going on like this for quite a while thank you God bless your JB

  13. Please let me hear every day’s devotion when I open up my app thank you so very much means a lot to me I don’t know if you’ll get this or not the song just goes up and down and acts funny thank you

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