what is God’s favor?

what is God’s favor?

21st August 2018 Off By Mannablogger

One of the definitions of Favor is that you’ll be approved of or you’ll be liked.

God’s favor is undeserved or unmerited but we deserve it because Jesus died on the cross 2000 yrs ago for us so that we can receive God’s favor and blessings in our life.

All thanks and praise to  Yeshua (Jesus)!!

Troy Brewer describes God’s favor as “Favor is the God-given ability to hook up with the right people. Favor is when God causes people to support and back you up. Favor is when people like you and they really don’t know why. Favor comes from a very personal experience with God that was intentional on your part then he Intentional demonstrates His delight upon you.”

God favors the obedient and the righteous. There is no favor on the sinner. Favor belongs only to the just.

Divine favor does not belong to all but only to the elect, and as a child of the Most High God, you are legally in line for an outpouring of divine favor and promotion that is coming your way.

Ephesians 1:11 New International Version (NIV)

11 In Him, we were also chosen,[a] having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will,

Prayer to be a Child of God

“Dear God, I know I’m a sinner, and I ask for your forgiveness. I believe Jesus Christ is Your Son. I believe that He died for my sin and that you raised Him to life. I want to trust Him as my Savior and follow Him as Lord, from this day forward. Guide my life and help me to do your will. I pray this in the name of Jesus. Amen.”

Why do we need God’s favor?

  •  to open doors that no man can shut

  • to grant opportunities that nobody else is given

  •  to attract blessings

Qualities to qualify God’s Favor in your life

  • Love of God

  • Hate what God hates

  • Give gifts and offerings to God

  • Be righteous, be blameless, be faithful, be submitted, be humble, be honest and get wisdom.

Principles of Favor

  1. Personally encounter God in places where your heart is broken.

  2. Learn what God’s heart is towards the poor, the needy and the oppressed(people).

  3. Demonstrate and carry out God’s heart to the people around you.

How to receive favor from God?

By worshipping God trusting Him and by meditating, keeping and doing God’s word that means putting Him first in your life.

Verses on God’s favor

Proverbs 3:1-4 ESV

My son, do not forget my teaching but let your heart keep my commandments, for the length of days and years of life and peace they will add to you. Let not steadfast love and faithfulness forsake you; bind them around your neck; write them on the tablet of your heart. So you will find favor and good success in the sight of God and man.

Proverbs 3:3-4 ESV

Let not steadfast love and faithfulness forsake you; bind them around your neck; write them on the tablet of your heart. So you will find favor and good success in the sight of God and man.

Psalm 90:17 ESV

Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us, and establish the work of our hands upon us; yes, establish the work of our hands!

Psalm 5:12 ESV

For you bless the righteous, O Lord; you cover him with favor as with a shield

Psalm 30:5 ESV

For his anger is but for a moment, and his favor is for a lifetime. Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning.

Psalm 84:11 ESV

For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord bestows favor and honor. No good thing does he withhold from those who walk uprightly.

Psalm 30:5 ESV

For his anger is but for a moment, and his favor is for a lifetime. Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning.

Proverbs 18:22 ESV

He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favor from the Lord.

let’s look few scriptures in the Bible who receives favor before God and man

Favor before God and before men

Luke 2:52 ESV 

And Jesus increased in wisdom and in stature and in favor with God and man.

Genesis 6:8 ESV

But Noah found favor in the eyes of the Lord.

Genesis 18:3 ESV

And said, “O Lord, if I have found favor in your sight, do not pass by your servant.

Psalm 106:4 ESV

Remember me, O Lord, when you show favor to your people; help me when you save them,

Genesis 39:4 ESV 

So Joseph found favor in his sight and attended him, and he made him overseer of his house and put him in charge of all that he had.

Exodus 3:21 ESV

And I will give this people favor in the sight of the Egyptians; and when you go, you shall not go empty,

Daniel 1:9 ESV

And God gave Daniel favor and compassion in the sight of the chief of the eunuchs

Genesis 32:5

I have oxen, donkeys, flocks, male servants, and female servants. I have sent to tell my lord, in order that I may find favor in your sight.’”

Ruth 2:10 ESV

Then she fell on her face, bowing to the ground, and said to him, “Why have I found favor in your eyes, that you should take notice of me, since I am a foreigner?”

Acts 7:10 ESV

And rescued him out of all his afflictions and gave him favor and wisdom before Pharaoh, king of Egypt, who made him ruler over Egypt and over all his household

Esther 5:2 ESV

And when the king saw Queen Esther standing in the court, she won favor in his sight, and he held out to Esther the golden scepter that was in his hand. Then Esther approached and touched the tip of the scepter.

Genesis 30:27 ESV

But Laban said to him, “If I have found favor in your sight, I have learned by divination that the Lord has blessed me because of you.

Deuteronomy 33:23ESV

And of Naphtali he said, “O Naphtali, sated with favor, and full of the blessing of the Lord, possess the lake and the south.”

Numbers 6:23-26 ESV

“Speak to Aaron and his sons, saying, Thus you shall bless the people of Israel: you shall say to them, The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.

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