"Receiving God's Favor"
Genesis 39: 20-23
God showed him mercy and grace. When reading
(Genesis 39:20-23) we see that God gave His mercy and grace to Joseph,
he gave him favor in the eyes of the prison warden.
The prison warden basically put Joseph in charge of running the prison. Even
when in dismal of circumstances of being incarcerated, the Lord caused Joseph
God's favor is always there for us, His children. But as in other things in our
lives, unjust and just because its available, it doesn't mean that we will ever
be able to partake in it. Lord offers us many things that we will never enjoy
because we don't activate our faith to enjoy and receive it, what he has
Favor is a part of the word "Grace". In the new testament, the word
grace and favor are both translated from the same Greek word "Charis".
Grace of God is the favor of God. Favor of God in the grace of God - which
causes things to happen on our lives through the faith we have in God. It's the
Power of God doing things and something for us that we do not at all deserve.
Just like when you are needing something done and you go to someone and you say
"can you do me a favor?" You are asking them to do something for you
that you have not earned or paid for.
You are actually depending on that person to do this for you out of the
goodness of their heart and to manifest in the form of a blessing even though
there is no natural reason for that person to extend it to you.
God wants to give us favor, grace, as he did Joseph. But, in order for us to
receive His favor, we must all follow the example as Joseph and believe God for
Joseph, maintained a good attitude in a bad situation and his "faith
attitude" led to God's favor. God will give you favors just keep a good
attitude and stay in faith in all situations you come across in your life,
things seem hard sometimes but, as I do I never ever loose my faith, keep
praying and believing and trusting in God he will bring you though it.
God does speak to us today within our dreams, like He did Joseph. We need to be
and stay balanced with our approaches with our dreams, because many of our
dreams are not spiritual. If God is trying to tell us something on speak to us,
show us, believe He will confirm it in our hearts if we ask him for wisdom and
discernment read his word.
Verses On God's Favor
Genesis 39:3–4 And his master saw that the Lord was with
him and that the Lord made all he did to prosper in his hand. So Joseph found
favor in his sight,
Job 10:12 You have granted me life and favor, and Your
care has preserved my spirit.
Psalm 5:12 For You, O Lord, will bless the righteous;
with favor You will surround him as with a shield.
Psalm 23:5–6 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my
enemies; You anoint my head with oil; my cup runs over. Surely goodness and
mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house of
the Lord forever.
Psalm 30:5 For His anger is but for a moment, His favor is for life;
weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.
Psalm 8:4–6 What is man that You are mindful of him, and the son of man
that You visit him? For You have made him a little lower than the angels, and
You have crowned him with glory and honor. You have made him to have dominion
over the works of Your hands; You have put all things under his feet.
Psalm 103:4–5 Who redeems your life from destruction, who crowns you
with loving kindness and tender mercies, who satisfies your mouth with good
things, so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
Numbers 6:25–26 The Lord make His face shine upon you, and be gracious
to you; the Lord lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace.
Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the thoughts that I think
toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a
future and a hope.
Jeremiah 33:3 Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show
you great and mighty things, which you do not know.
John 17:22–23 And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that
they may be one just as We are one: I in them, and You in Me; that they may be
made perfect in one, and that the world may know that You have sent Me, and
have loved them as You have loved Me.
Acts 2:46–47 So continuing daily with one accord in the
temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they ate their food with
gladness and simplicity of heart, praising God and having favor with all the
people. And the Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved.
Romans 5:15 For if by the one man’s offense many died, much more the
grace of God and the gift by the grace of the one Man, Jesus Christ, abounded
Romans 5:17 For if by the one man’s offense death reigned through the
one, much more those who receive abundance of grace and of the gift of
righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ.
Romans 6:14 For sin shall not have dominion over you, for you are not
under law but under grace.
2 Corinthians 8:9 For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that
though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor, that you through His
poverty might become rich.
2 Corinthians 9:8 And God is able to make all grace abound toward you,
that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance
for every good work.
Ephesians 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in
Ephesians 1:7–8 In Him we have redemption through His blood, the
forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace which He made to
abound toward us in all wisdom and prudence,
2 Thessalonians 2:16–17 Now may our Lord Jesus Christ Himself, and our
God and Father, who has loved us and given us everlasting consolation and good
hope by grace, comfort your hearts and establish you in every good word and
1 Timothy 1:14 And the grace of our Lord was exceedingly abundant, with
faith and love which are in Christ Jesus.
Hebrews 4:16 Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that
we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
Titus 3:4–7 But when the kindness and the love of God our Savior toward
man appeared, not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according
to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of
the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our
Savior, that having been justified by His grace we should become heirs
according to the hope of eternal life.
2 Peter 1:2–3 Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of
God and of Jesus our Lord, as His divine power has given to us all things that
pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by
glory and virtue,