Its time to pick the new king. Immediately Samuel went for the usual characteristics: stature, carriage, appearance etc. God told Samuel to shut that down as He was looking at the heart. Got Questions? answers the meaning of the heart in the following form: ” People tend to judge the character and worth of others by looking at outward appearances. If a person is tall, good-looking, well-built, and tastefully dressed, then he or she possesses physical qualities that humans generally admire and respect. Often these are the physical qualities we seek in a leader. But God has the unique ability to see inside a person”. The reply was extended to seven sons, before Jesse could remember that he had another child who was not invited. The reason he was not invited, we will attempt it tomorrow. For today, Gods selection rejected seven people just for you. Your future may be the reason things are different with you. Nobody will take your place. The selection process is bent to favour you. Take that to the bank.
And it came to pass, when they were come, that he looked on Eliab, and said, Surely the LORD’s anointed is before him. But the LORD said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the LORD seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart. 1 Samuel 16:6-7 KJV