The Lord does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.
If you do not obey the LORD, and if you rebel against his commands, his hand will be against you, as it was against your fathers.
For the sake of his great name the Lord will not reject his people, because the Lord was pleased to make you his own. As for me, far be it from me that I should sin against the Lord by failing to pray for you. And I will teach you the way that is good…
Be sure to fear the LORD and serve him faithfully with all your heart; consider what great things he has done for you.