“..Find favour in the sight of God and man…” (Prov 3:4)
To see God’s favour at work, examine the life of Joseph “Now Israel (Jacob) loved Joseph more than all his children-he made him a (coat) of many colours. But when his brothers saw that their father loved him…
they hated him. Now Joseph had a dream, and he told it to his brothers, and they hated him even more (Gen 37:3-5NKJV) Notice two things
First God’s favour is a gift, not a reward because you’re better than others. Never apologize for God’s blessing on your life, but never wear it as a badge of superiority. Paul asks, “What do you have that you did not receive? (1Cor 4:7NKJV). Answer, nothing. So keep that in mind and live with an attitude of gratitude. Second walking in God’s favour requires great wisdom. Joseph’s brothers said. “Look, this dreamer is coming … let us now kill him and… see what will become of his dreams” (Gen 37:18-20NKJV) It’s a mistake to share your dream with those who are incapable of appreciating it. Openly they rejoice with you, but secretly they’ll resent you. The Prodigal’s older brother wasn’t upset that his brother was starving in a foreign pig pen. What he couldn’t handle was his home coming celebration. King Saul rejoiced when David killed Goliath. What he couldn’t handle were people saying “…Saul has killed his thousands, (but) David his ten thousands” (1Sam 18:7NLT) Jesus had strong words on this subject.” Do not… cast your pearls before swine” (Matt 7:6NKJV) So, use wisdom, speak only when the time is right, seek to please God, and you’ll walk in His favour. (TWFT)
PRAYER LINE: Precious Father, help me examine myself through Your Word to qualify for Your favour. In Jesus’ name. Amen
Seek to please God, and you’ll walk in His favour.

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