Proverbs 27:19 As in water face reflects face, So the heart of man reflects man.
It does not matter what we look like. It does not matter what color hair or eyes we have. It does not matter what color skin we have or what country we come from. It does not matter whether we are skinny or fat or short or tall. It does not matter if we are rich or poor. Those are all external features. They do not define who we are. What is in our hearts define who we are. When we see what is in our hearts, we see who we truly are.
When Samuel was looking for a king to replace Saul, he was judging people by their appearance. God told him not to do that. God said what is a man’s heart is what is important. That is where God looks to see who we are. What is in your heart? Is it hatred, lust, or murder? Is it pleasant things. Do you have sweet heart? All of that defines who we are. It is our make up. While the external factors might partly shape who we are, we still choose our actions. We choose whether we obey or rebel. We choose whether we tell the truth or not. We choose whether we trust God or fear. Who we are is our choice, so we must choose wisely.
Dear God, help me to take a deep look into my heart. Help me to examine who I am and what choices I need to make to be a better person. Help me to be wise. Thank you for Your patience with me. Thank you for helping me become a better person. Amen.