You Can’t Judge a Book by Its Cover

You can’t judge a book by its cover.

You Can't Judge a Book by Its Cover
You Can’t Judge a Book by Its Cover

We all have heard the saying, you can’t judge a book by its cover. This is a true statement. We can’t. A book might look good on the outside, but on the inside of the book it is not. The same works the other way. It might look like a bad book by its cover, but you read it and the book was good.

The same applies to people. We cannot judge a person by their looks. We cannot judge them based on what they look like, too tall, too short, too skinny too fat, color of the skin, etc. There are many, many ways we can judge based on looks. Usually we call this stereotyping.

God doesn’t judge us by our appearance. It doesn’t matter how tall or short we are. It doesn’t matter on how we look. It doesn’t matter what color we are. God doesn’t judge us based on what we look like either.

God looks at our heart is what God judges us on. He looks directly at what is on the inside. I do believe the inside is truly what makes a person. Our pastor always says bump a person just alittle and you will see what spills out. Meaning the inside will come out when you bump them.

Look at what 1 Samuel 16:7 shows us this.

But the Lord said to Samuel,  “Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him. For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance,  but the Lord looks on the heart.”

Love & Trust

For we are judged based on our heart with God. We ought to love and trust God with all our heart. As it is stated in Deuteronomy 6:4-6.

4 “Hear, O Israel:  The Lord our God, the Lord is one.  5 You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. 6 And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart.”

Don’t look at person and think something about them based on what they look like. You might be surprised if you actually took the time to get to know them. Also don’t just assume everyone is saved or not saved. We still should witness and share Christ to everyone. We should make sure they are saved. We can’t tell the saved or unsaved by just simply looking at them. We must engage and talk to them.
First published April 1, 2012. Republishing with additions August 18, 2015.

About the Author

Author: Steve Patterson

A Christian Blogger that enjoys blogging about the Bible, Theology, God, Jesus Christ, Christian Music, Family, Cats, Odd Holidays, sewing and much more. I have been blogging since 2004, however, I have been blogging on Courageous Christian Father since 2012. I enjoy listening to Christian Music. I am married with 1 daughter, 2 step-sons and a step daughter.

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