Understanding Favour
“Now God had brought Daniel into favour and tender love with the prince of the eunuchs.”
Daniel 1:9
God has the power to orchestrate your path into favour. Favour is superior to labour! What one favour will do in your life, 40 years of Labour will never do! It is God’s favour that makes all the difference. The God who brought Daniel into favour in a foreign land is still alive and He is prepared to bring you into favour. Do you know that no person can lobby his or her way to favour?
Let’s consider 2 types of favour:
1. Favour with God!
And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man.”
Luke 2:52
Our Lord Jesus Christ enjoyed the favour of God all through His earthly life and ministry! Favour with God is about God placing a seal of approval upon you! Favour is not the work of the recipient of favour but the giver of favour! The Bible says, “But the LORD was with Joseph, and shewed him mercy, and gave him favour in the sight of the keeper of the prison.”
Genesis 39:21
God’s favour cannot be hindered or limited. Even in prison, favour located Joseph!
2. Favour with man!
“And the child Samuel grew on, and was in favour both with the LORD, and also with men.”
1 Samuel 2:26
Favour with man is about man’s demonstrated delight upon another man. Favour is not about the good which you have done! No! What good thing did Samuel do to merit favour as a child? God remains the Source and Giver of all favours! Without His favour, no man can favour you! His favour will make you enjoy exceptional blessing from unusual quarters. He will even cause those who dislike you to begin to like you!
“And the LORD gave the people favour in the sight of the Egyptians, so that they lent unto them such things as they required. And they spoiled the Egyptians.”
Exodus 12:36
I decree and declare that you will enjoy favour from God and man forthwith in Jesus mighty name.
Yours sincerely,
Joe Jesimiel Ogbe