Society judges us on what we look like, or in other words, on our appearance and that goes for popularity, money and what we do for a living. God, on the other hand, judges us by what is in our heart. Your integrity is much more important to God than what you look like or how much money you have or what position you hold. Looks don’t define who you are; how much money you have doesn’t begin to tell the story, and your job only tells us what you do. None of these tell the real story of who you really are. You could be an attractive person with lots of money but have a heart made of stone. The things you do and the words you speak all come from what is in your heart. If you love people and care about them, you will help them whenever you can. You will speak kind words to them and you will make yourself available when called upon. You don’t have to look good or have a lot of money to have a heart filled with love like your heavenly Father.
The heart is God’s measuring stick. The Bible tells us that God’s ways are not our ways and his thoughts are not our thoughts, and if you want to please God, you should always be mindful of what is in your heart. Your heart controls what you do and what you say. If your heart is evil, you will think evil thoughts and do evil things. If your heart is filled with love, you will be a vessel and allow the love of God to flow through you to the world around you.
People can’t see your heart but God can. Take some time to get alone with God and ask him if there is anything in your heart that he disapproves of. Ask God to create in you a clean heart and to renew a right spirit within you. If you do, he will answer you and help you to become like David and be known as a person after God’s own heart!