God’s Favor

Have you sought someone’s favor? Do you work to get on someone’s good side? Would you like to have someone leave you a handsome inheritance? Do you long for peace in your life? Where have you looked for peace?

There are times in which we long to be on the good side of someone. It may our spouse. It may be our boss. It may be our rich aunt, hoping she remembers us in her will. In other words, we long for their favor. We want them to favor us over someone else.

We have been promised to receive the favor of God. All we must do is accept it. Sounds simple, doesn’t it? It is and it isn’t. To accept God’s favor, we must accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior. We must commit our lives to being a follower of His. It is a simple, “Yes,” but not so simple to follow through on.

What do we receive if we accept His favor? We receive His peace. We receive a peace that goes beyond understanding. How do we know this? Jesus says, “Peace I leave you; my peace I give you” (John 14:23). We receive the peace of God when we accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior. His peace continues to grow in us as we grow closer to Him.

There is nothing that satisfies more than the peace of God. When we have his peace within us, nothing can shake us. That peace is experienced and increases our confidence in God’s promises. It increases our faith. As our faith increases, we grow closer to God, and we receive more of his peace. That is a nice circle to be in.

I pray we all accept God’s favor. I pray we accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior. I pray each of us will commit to being a follower of Jesus. Know that God desires to grant you his favor. He wants to give you peace. Accept Jesus as Lord and Savior. Accept God’s favor. Accept God’s peace.

Luke 2:14

“Glory to God in the highest heaven, 

and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”

Published by martypressey

Marty is a Pastor, retired Marine and dedicated Christian who has taught adult Bible classes and preached for 20 years. He currently serves as pastor of 3 United Methodist Churches. He believes being well-grounded in the Scriptures is key to living a better life. He brings a layman’s viewpoint to all his classes and sermons, helping others understand how to apply Scripture to their daily lives. When he sees others understand the message of a particular passage, it brings him great joy. He has seen his faith increase exponentially over the years; fully believing God has a plan and is executing it. He feels blessed to be part of that plan.

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