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.


1. 除了我以外,你不可有别的神。


2. 不可妄称耶和华你神的名。


3. 当守圣日为圣。


4. 当孝敬父母。


5. 不可杀人。


6. 不可奸淫。


7. 不可偷盗。


8. 不可作假见证陷害人。


9. 不可贪恋人的妻子。


10. 不可贪图人的房屋、田地、仆婢、牲畜,或是什么东西。



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