The Lord Looks at the Heart (1 Samuel 16:7)

In 1 Samuel 16:7, God speaks to the prophet Samuel, saying, "The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart." This verse occurs when Samuel is sent to anoint the next king of Israel. He sees Jesse’s sons and is impressed by their appearance, especially Eliab. However, God reminds Samuel that He values the heart over outward appearances. Ultimately, God chooses David, the youngest and seemingly least likely, because of his heart. This context highlights an essential truth about how God sees us. While humans often judge based on looks, status, or achievements, God looks deeper. He sees our intentions, our faith, and our true character. David, though young and overlooked by others, had a heart that sought after God, and that was what mattered most to Him. Today, this verse speaks to us about the importance of our inner life. In a world that often emphasizes external success and appearances, it is comfor

十诫在中文普通话: The Ten Commandments in Mandarin Chinese

Note to the reader: This Mandarin Chinese version of the Ten Commandments has been produced by third parties. It is intended to convey the core meanings of the English version rather than provide a word-for-word translation. If you notice any errors, please leave a comment.

给读者的说明:这个普通话版本的十诫是由第三方制作的。它旨在传达英文版本的核心含义,而不是提供逐字翻译。如果您发现任何错误,请留言评论。英文版本

1. 除了我以外,你不可有别的神。

这条诫命教导我们只能崇拜一位真神,禁止拜偶像或其他神。

2. 不可妄称耶和华你神的名。

这条诫命要求我们尊重上帝的名字,不得滥用或轻率地使用。

3. 当守圣日为圣。

在现代实践中,这条诫命要求保留星期日进行精神反思和从常规工作中休息。

4. 当孝敬父母。

这条诫命教导我们尊重和孝顺我们的父母。

5. 不可杀人。

这条诫命禁止非法杀害他人,强调尊重每个人的生命。

6. 不可奸淫。

这条诫命维护婚姻的圣洁和夫妻之间的忠诚。

7. 不可偷盗。

这条诫命禁止非法取得他人的财物。

8. 不可作假见证陷害人。

这条诫命要求我们在言语上保持诚实,不可撒谎或欺骗。

9. 不可贪恋人的妻子。

这条诫命禁止对他人的配偶产生非分之想。

10. 不可贪图人的房屋、田地、仆婢、牲畜,或是什么东西。

这条诫命教导我们避免贪婪和嫉妒,要满足于自己所拥有的。

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