Have you ever considered what God’s favor can do in your life? It is easy to overlook, yet can become a powerful force that can bring tremendous changes to our daily lives. You may often mistake it as merely luck or coincidence, but when you recognize it’s God’s favor, you’ll be thankful you experienced it. Let’s take a look at 10 benefits having the favor of God can bring to you.
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What are the 10 benefits of the favor of God?
1. God’s Favor Provides Protection
In Psalm 5:12, it’s written, “Surely, LORD, you bless the righteous; you surround them with your favor as with a shield.” This not only signifies that God’s favor offers protection, but it also implies that His favor surrounds us, like a shield circling its bearer.
Imagine that – a divine shield! It’s like walking around with an invisible force field that deflects harm and encourages blessings to flow in your direction. Add this to the shield of faith mentioned in Eph. 6: 18, and you’ll send the enemy into panic mode.
2. God’s Favor Ensures Restoration
In Exodus 3:21, we see how the favor of God manifests to restore and redeem: “And I will give this people favor in the sight of the Egyptians; and it shall be, when you go, you shall not go empty-handed.”
Doesn’t that fill your heart with hope?
This scripture discusses how God brought the Israelites out of Egyptian bondage. But it’s not just about physical liberation; it’s also about restoration too. God didn’t just free them; He ensured they left with abundance. They went from a place of captivity to a place of prosperity and freedom. This is the mighty restoration power of God’s favor. It can turn your situation around, too.
Whether dealing with personal struggles, financial hardship, or emotional pain, God’s favor can restore what was lost and transform your circumstances into a story of triumph.
3. God’s Favor Brings Deliverance From Affliction
In Acts 7:10, we encounter a profound testament to God’s favor: “And delivered him out of all his afflictions, and gave him favor and wisdom in the sight of Pharaoh king of Egypt; and he made him governor over Egypt and all his house.”
This verse talks about Joseph, who, despite being sold into slavery and unjustly imprisoned, rose to become second only to Pharaoh in Egypt. It wasn’t luck or mere chance that brought Joseph from the dungeon to the palace; it was the favor of God.
God’s favor brought deliverance to Joseph, and it can do the same for us. Have you found yourself in a pit of despair? Are you feeling shackled by circumstances that seem beyond control? I want you to know that God’s favor can and will deliver you.
4. God’s Favor Brings Wealth
Deuteronomy 33:23 beautifully illustrates how God’s favor brings wealth. It states, “And of Naphtali he said, ‘O Naphtali, satisfied with favor, and full of the blessing of the LORD: possess thou the west and the south.'”
This scripture reveals how God’s favor isn’t only about spiritual blessings; it’s about tangible, earthly prosperity, too. God’s favor meant that Naphtali wasn’t just surviving; he was thriving, filled to the brim with the blessings of the Lord. And like Naphtali, we, too, can claim this promise.
Keep faith, stay hopeful, and embrace the benefits God’s favor brings.
5. God’s Favor Gives Life
In Job 10:12, we find a powerful revelation, “You have granted me life and favor, and your care has preserved my spirit.” It’s an affirmation of how God’s favor bestows life upon us. When you feel life’s burdens weigh heavily on your shoulders, always remember this: God’s favor will preserve your spirit and nurture your life.
6. God’s Favor Uplifts
Genesis 39:21 resonates on a deeply personal level. It says, “But the LORD was with Joseph, and showed him mercy, and gave him favor in the sight of the keeper of the prison.”
Here, we witness an incredible narrative of Joseph’s life, one of turbulence, tribulations, and ultimate triumph. Despite his dire circumstances, Joseph was uplifted by the favor of God. This divine favor was not contingent on external conditions; it elevated Joseph beyond his prison walls.
Even in our darkest hours, when we feel like we are trapped in a metaphorical prison, may we receive God’s favor that truly uplifts men.
7. God’s Favor Brings Divine Presence To You
In Exodus 33:13, we find a compelling scripture where Moses asks God for his presence if he found favor in God’s eyes. God then responds in the next verse, “My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.”
This powerful exchange between Moses and God reveals that God’s favor brings His divine presence into our lives. And with His company comes peace, strength, and guidance for the journey ahead to the promises of God for our lives.
8. God’s Favor Brings Preferential Treatment
Esther 5:8 reveals a remarkable detail about the favor of God, “If I have found favor in the sight of the king, and if it pleases the king to grant my petition and fulfill my request, let the king and Haman come tomorrow to the banquet that I will prepare for them.”
This verse is taken from the story of Esther, who found favor in the eyes of King Xerxes. As a result, she received preferential treatment and was able to save her people from destruction. God’s favor brings preferential treatment, opening doors and opportunities that would have been otherwise closed.
Aside from Esther, Joseph also enjoyed the preferential treatment that the favor of God can bring to a man.
9. God’s Favor Brings Wisdom
In Luke 2:52, we learn about Jesus and how, even as a child, He grew in favor of God and man. This verse highlights an essential aspect of God’s favor – it brings wisdom. His divine favor gives us access to His infinite wisdom, guiding us through life’s challenges and empowering us to make the right decisions.
10. God’s Favor Brings Church Growth
Acts 2:47 provides a clear picture of the significant impact God’s favor has on church growth. It states, “praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved.”
This scripture resonated deeply with me. I realized that when God’s favor rests on a church, it becomes evident to the people around it, drawing them towards it. The church’s endeavors are blessed, and its congregation flourishes.
Every day, new members, touched by the favor of God, join its ranks. As a result, its growth isn’t just in numbers but also in spiritual maturity and unity. This is the transformative power of God’s favor manifesting in church growth.
God’s favor is truly multifaceted and far-reaching. It brings deliverance, wealth, and life, uplifts us in dark times, grants divine presence and preferential treatment, gives wisdom, and brings church growth. The list goes on as God’s favor continues to work miracles in our lives every day. May you receive God’s favor in Jesus’s name, Amen.