I have to say that when God called me to relationship with Himself, He really reached into a foolish and weak heart. I would not have chosen Him had He not first chosen me. To God be all the glory!
We sometimes look at someone’s life and we think they must be the “apple of God’s eye” while we judge another saying they could not possibly have as close a relationship. Aren’t we basing our conclusions on appearance of some sort, i.e. position, influence, charisma, money, personality, friends?
God sent Samuel to anoint the next King of Israel. Samuel saw Jesse’s son, Eliab, and judging from his appearance thought he must be the one God had chosen. But God tells Samuel in 1 Samuel 16:7 that He sees a man’s life differently than what we do. We are told that God looks on the heart. God had chosen the one who was out in the field – the “stinky” shepherd boy to be Israel’s next King. He chose David.
I remind myself to treat all men and women alike no matter what I may be tempted to think due to where they are (their position), how much money they have, who they run around with, what I have heard about them or what their physical appearance may be. If we judge by appearances, like Samuel , we are sure to get it wrong. Only God is wise! Only God can truly judge.