The City of Philadelphia recently dispatched a crew to clear out an overgrown lot. They had a report and were acting on complaints of overgrown weeds. What the crew did, however, was not clear an overgrown lot. Instead the city of Philadelphia erroneously chopped down 60 pounds of hops that belonged to the Philadelphia Brewing Co which they claim will cost them tens of thousands of dollars.
A spokesperson for the city said the incident was the result of “miscommunication and staff error.” Sometimes we need more information that just looking at something from the outside. The next time you attempt to judge someone based on their appearance, remember, their value may be more than you can see.
The prophet Samuel was told the same thing when he was looking for a king in 1 Samuel 16 when God said “Man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.” 1 Samuel 16:7