Chase - Introduction
Chase (Jennie Allen) • 7m 35s
As Samuel is about to choose David as the next king of Israel, God reminds Samuel that "the Lord looks on the heart" (1 Samuel 16:7). God cares more about the state of our hearts than what everybody else can see in our behavior. This is the place in us that holds what we love most...what we crave...what motivates us. This is the place that actually defines who we are. Our lives are motivated by our hearts. What we love determines how we live.
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