“Man looketh on the outwards appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart” (1 Samuel 16:7). One of the most famous verses in the Bible, verse 7 tells a powerful story. Whereas people tend to view others by their outward appearance, God views others by their heart. In our message this morning, we find that this truth is both comforting and a challenge to the believer. Comforting, in that we realize our self-worth does not depend on what we look like. Challenging, in that we realize God views more than just the surface of our lives.