by Wade E Taylor
“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 to Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the Lord sees not as man sees; for man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.” I Samuel 16:6-7
When the Lord deals with us, He probes the motives of our heart in order to reach the root, or the source of our condition and need. He then works within us according to the “potential” that He sees.