Clever Little Book Instructor’s Guide coming soon…

20 Sep
  1. What did the elder caution Isabel about the ragged little book he gave her?


ANS: “No matter the outward appearance of this book, keep it close and refer to it in times of despair and it will shine a light so that you can see your path clearly.”


Read: (pertaining to question 5) Luckily, Isabel took the elder’s advice concerning the ragged little book. But have you ever looked at someone and judged them prematurely based on their outward appearance, only to find that they were the total opposite on the inside? Have you ever judged someone favorably because you found them physically appealing, only to find that inside they were very ugly? The author would like to reflect on a familiar passage of scripture here. 1 Samuel 16:7 says, But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or his physical stature, because I have refused him. For the Lord does not see as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance but the Lord looks at the heart.”


The author would like to expound a bit here. This is what she says: So many of us are desiring the love of another. And in our search we will quickly make reference to the popular cliché’ “They will have to take me as I am.” But if God thought it important enough to mention here that man looks on the outward appearance, why do we expect it to be otherwise? Why do we expect someone to look past our appearance and into our minds. If we be honest with ourselves, we know that this is not how it normally happens. The first attraction we have to another is usually physical. So why do we insist on searching for a mate that we haven’t prepared for. When we haven’t began building a life for ourselves, haven’t tried to shed those extra pounds, even those of us with health issues that warrant it. When we haven’t even attempted to repair our credit, or learned to manage our finances and home life properly. Why when we aren’t putting our best foot forward in the way we look, talk, act and present ourselves, do we expect someone to find us so appealing and perfect for marriage?


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