Look to the Heart
In this text (1 Samuel 15:34-16:13) the LORD chooses David among the sons of Jesse to replace Saul as king. Central to the choice is that the LORD looks on the heart of David and not on his exterior appearance.
Heart in Hebrew was the place of thinking as well as emotion. So often what determines success is our ability to approach a problem or life situation from a new, more creative direction or approach.
How can we use our minds to approach life more fruitfully? How can we look beyond appearance to the heart in our interactions with others?