I Samuel 16

Yahweh called Samuel to find the next king

Rejecting the old with his shiny gold ring

“Be on your way to Bethlehem town,”

“I come in peace,” said the prophet renown.

 

Jesse’s sons passed them by, striking men all

“Not this one, or that one, or the eldest or most tall.”

“Have you another?” he asked him. “Just one –

He’s tending the sheep and he’s still very young.”

 

“Rise up and get him – he will be appointed!”

The brothers all witnessed the small one annointed

Not the biggest, or strongest, or handsomest face

God chose from the inside, which men could embrace.

 

The Lord does not look at what we would impart

Yahweh knows best.  He looks at the heart.

Yahweh knows best.  He looks at the heart.

 

Now, in our own time, when ready to judge

Or recommend choices, giving even a nudge

Don’t be superficial or look on the outside

At the package the man or the woman has tried.

 

However pleasant, see what God sees

And listen, like Samuel: Ask the Lord on your knees.

What would He have?  What really counts?

Look for goodness and charity in the greatest amounts.

 

God does not look at what men would impart

Yahweh knows best.  He looks at the heart.

Yahweh knows best.  He looks at the heart.

 

 Copyright 2016 margaretportergriffin

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