What is a practical way to demonstrate to your children that God looks at the heart more than outward appearances?

Wrap your wedding ring in gift wrap. Then put a Christmas bow on a large empty box. Put both packages in different corners of the room. Tell your kids that you'd like to show them one of the best gifts you've ever received, and ask them to "open the present." After they open the empty box, show them the smaller package. Explain that appearances don't always tell the complete story.

As the prophet Samuel was looking for the future king of Israel, he was impressed with one individual. But God told him not to be impressed by outward appearance because God looks at the heart. Centuries later, God once again showed that appearance was unimportant when the long-awaited Savior came as an ordinary-looking man.

1 Samuel 16:6-12

Isaiah 53:2

Please register for a free account to view this content

We hope you have enjoyed the 10 discipleship resources you have read in the last 30 days.
You have exceeded your 10 piece content limit.
Create a free account today to keep fueling your spiritual journey!

Already a member? Login to iDisciple

Skip the Drama on Kid’s Theatrics and Coach Humiliates Kids
John Rosemond
Praying for a Christ-Awakening: Training Up a Child
Great Commandment
Our Best Plans Are Not Always Best
Lynn Cowell
Creativity Is (Usually) Good
Dr. Ken Boa
Dr. Tim Kimmel
Follow Us

Want to access more exclusive iDisciple content?

Upgrade to a Giving Membership today!

Already a member? Login to iDisciple