Encouraging *1 Sam.16:1-13

1 Samuel 16:1-13
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1+Samuel+16%3A1-13&version=NKJV;NIV
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How encouraging is this! God is not like man in that He looks at outward appearances. On the contrary, God is concerned about how we look on the inside. It’s not what is physically can be seen, but it’s what comes out of our mouths and actions; precisely our motives. God looks at our character. He looks at the heart and mind.
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This is a very encouraging word for me. I don’t have to be popular, wealthy, good-looking, physically fit, highly intelligent, etc. No, God looks at our faith and trust in Him; our integrity.
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Lord God help us, Your people to be a devout people of integrity. May the words of our lips; and meditations of our hearts find favor before You, our Rock and Redeemer. In Jesus Name. Amen.

 

No Longer

To be set free
Feels good indeed
No longer in pain
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He did this for you and me
No longer entangled by weed
His peace will remain
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So gracious is He
Our souls He has freed
We are no longer the same