FAVOUR

Key Verse

  • You, O Lord, will bless the righteous; With favor1 You will surround him as with a shield. Psalm 5:12 NKJV

Seek GOD's Favour

  • Yes, he struggled with the Angel and prevailed; He wept, and sought favor from Him2 Hosea 12:4 NKJV
  • Yet we have not wholeheartedly begged for forgiveness and sought the favor of the LORD our God by turning from our wickedness and paying attention to and placing value in Your truth3Daniel 9:13 AMP
  • “But now, do indeed plead for God’s favor, so that He will be gracious to us. Malachi 1:9 NASB
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  • Yes, he wrestled with the angel and prevailed; He wept and implored His favor. Hosea 12:4 NASB
  • He wrestled with the angel and prevailed; He wept [in repentance] and sought His favor. Hosea 12:4 AMP
  • “But now entreat God’s favor, That He may be gracious to us. Malachi 1:9 NKJV

Who does GOD look at with Favour?

  • “These are the ones I look on with favor: those who are humble and contrite in spirit, and who tremble at my word. Isaiah 66:2 NIV

People who found Favour with God

 
  • Noah: But Noah found4 favor5  in the eyes of the LORD. Genesis 6:8 NASB
  • Moses: Yet You have said, ‘I know you by name, and you have found favor in My sight.’ Exodus 33:12 BSB
  • The Lord said to Moses, “I will also do this thing of which you have spoken; for you have found favor in My sight and I have known you by name.” Exodus 33:17 NASB

Once Obtained, Yours For Life

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Proof of GOD's Favour

  • Moses said to the LORD, “Look, You have been telling me, ‘Lead this people up,’ but You have not let me know whom You will send with me. Yet You have said, ‘I know you by name, and you have found favor in My sight.’ Now if indeed I have found favor in Your sight, please let me know Your ways, that I may know You and find favor in Your sight. Remember that this nation is Your people.” And the LORD answered, “My Presence6 will go with you, and I will give you rest.” “If Your Presence  does not go with us,” Moses replied, “do not lead us up from here. For how then can it be known that Your people and I have found favor in Your sight, unless You go with us? How else will we be distinguished from all the other people on the face of the earth?” So the LORD said to Moses, “I will do this very thing you have asked, for you have found favor in My sight, and I know you by name.” Exodus 33:12-17 BSB

 

Others will know of GOD's favour on you

  • Abraham: Now at that time Abimelech and Phicol, the commander of his army, said to Abraham, “God is with you in everything you do Genesis 21:22 AMP
  • Isaac: “We can plainly see that the LORD has been with you,” they replied. “We recommend that there should now be an oath between us and you. Let us make a covenant with you that you will not harm us, just as we have not harmed you but have done only good to you, sending you on your way in peace. And now you are blessed by the LORD.” Genesis 26:28-29 BSB
  • Jacob: But Laban said to him, “If I have found favor in your sight, stay with me; for I have learned [from the omens in divination and by experience] that the LORD has blessed me because of you.” Genesis 30:27 AMP
  • Joseph: When his master saw that the LORD was with him and made him prosper in all he did, Joseph found favor in his sight and became his personal attendant. Genesis 39:3-4 BSB
It is remarkable to see others noticing GOD’s favour & blessing one’s generations; in this case on Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Joseph.
 

GOD can make you find Favour with people

  • Daniel: Now God had granted Daniel favor and compassion from the chief official Daniel 1:9 BSB
  • Esther: When the king’s command and edict had been proclaimed, many young women gathered at the citadel of Susa under the care of Hegai. Esther was also taken to the palace and placed under the care of Hegai, the custodian of the women. And the young woman pleased him and obtained his favor, so he quickly provided her with beauty treatments and the special diet. He assigned to her seven select maidservants from the palace and transferred her with them to the best place in the harem. Esther 2:8-9 BSB
  • And the king loved Esther more than all the other women, and she found
    grace and favor in his sight more than all of the other virgins. So he
    placed the royal crown upon her head and made her queen in place of
    Vashti. Esther 2:17 BSB

When you have Favour, things refused to others will be given to you

  • Astrologers: They answered a second time, “Let the king tell the dream to his servants, and we will give the interpretation.” The king replied, “I know for sure that you are stalling for time, because you see that my word is final. If you do not tell me the dream, there is only one decree for you. Daniel 2:7-8 BSB
  • Daniel: So Daniel went in and asked the king to give him some time, so that he could give him the interpretation. Daniel 2:16 BSB

Footnotes

  1. 7522
    רצן רצון
    [râtsôn râtsôn] \{raw-tsone'} raw-tsone'\
    From 7521; delight: - (be) acceptable ({-ance} {-ed}) {delight} {desire} {favour} (good) {pleasure} ({own} {self} voluntary) {will} as . . . (what) would.
  2. Genesis Account: And Jacob was left alone, and a Man wrestled with him until daybreak. And when [the Man] saw that He did not prevail against [Jacob], He touched the hollow of his thigh; and Jacob’s thigh was put out of joint as he wrestled with Him. Then He said, Let Me go, for day is breaking. But [Jacob] said, I will not let You go unless You declare a blessing upon me. [TheMan] asked him, What is your name? And [in shock of realization, whispering] he said, Jacob [supplanter, schemer, trickster, swindler]! And He said, Your name shall be called no more Jacob [supplanter], but Israel [contender with God]; for you have contended and have power with God and with men and have prevailed. Then Jacob asked Him, Tell me, I pray You, what [in contrast] is Your name? But He said, Why is it that you ask My name? And [the Angel of God declared] a blessing on [Jacob] there. Genesis 32:24-29 AMPC
  3. GOD's word is truth. See: Sanctify them in the truth [set them apart for Your purposes, make them holy]; Your word is truthJohn 17:17 AMP
  4. 4672 מצא [mâtsâ'] \maw-tsaw'\
    A primitive root; properly to come forth {to} that {is} appear or exist; transitively to {attain} that {is} find or acquire; figuratively to {occur} meet or be present: - + be {able} {befall} {being} {catch} X certainly (cause to) come ({on} {to} to {hand}) {deliver} be enough (cause to) find ({-ing} {occasion} {out}) get (hold {upon}) X have ({here}) be {here} {hit} be {left} light (up-) {on} meet ({with}) X occasion {serve} (be) {present} {ready} {speed} {suffice} take hold on.
  5. 2580
    חן
    [chên] \khane\
    From 2603; {graciousness} that {is} subjectively ({kindness} favor) or objectively (beauty): - {favour} grace ({-ious}) {pleasant} {precious} [well-] favoured.
    2603
    חנן
    [chânan] \khaw-nan'\
    A primitive root (compare 2583); properly to bend or stoop in kindness to an inferior; to {favor} bestow; causatively to implore (that {is} move to favor by petition): - {beseech} X {fair} ({be} {find} shew) favour ({-able}) be ({deal} {give} grant (gracious ({-ly}) {intreat} (be) {merciful} have (shew) mercy ({on} {upon}) have pity {upon} {pray} make {supplication} X very.
  6. GOD's Presence indicative of GOD's Favour.

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