“But the LORD said to Samuel, ‘Do not look at his outward appearance or at 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.’” (1 Samuel 16:7)
We read this verse and then tell our kids that God doesn’t care what we look like on the outside, He’s concerned with the inside. Then when they become teenagers and their style of dress changes we tell them that they need to dress better. So which is it? Does God care about the outside or not? Well, I think it’s both/and not either/or.