Upon another recent trip to the landfill I told my mom that dad's truck was horrible. That is it stunk and was nasty inside. She quickly responded and said "well, it runs great." The inside is in awesome shape and that is all that really matters. I was like, hmmm. I need to take a lesson from my dad's old jeep. Yea, the outside is not looking that great anymore. It's starting to show its age, just like me. You can see some of where it's been by the body damage. You can see neglect in its life, just like with me. You can also see what is broken. Some can be fixed while others can not. But you know, I am thankful that even though my outside is falling apart, my inside is made new each day. And that is what Christ is looking at.
Thank you Lord for looking on the inside and for this valuable lesson you showed me in an old smelly truck.
1 Samuel 16:7
But the LORD said to Samuel, "Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The LORD does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart."