God favors you as He favors Jesus

Therefore, it is of faith, that it might be by grace; to the end the promise might be sure to all the seed; not to that only which is of the law, but to that also which is of the faith of Abraham; who is the father of us all.  

This verse speaks of grace, which we know is undeserved, unearned and unmerited. We only qualify for it because of Jesus’ substitutional work on the cross on our behalf. Have you ever thought about how we are to operate in this grace?  

One example is how a password gives you access to a computer program. Well, faith enables you to walk in God’s unmerited favor. Now, faith has nothing to do with what you do or what you can do. Faith is simply believing and declaring what God has done and is doing for you.  
When you believe that the favor of God is on you because of Christ’s finished work, His promises of provision, healing and restoration become sure to you. They are not just sure to the Jews, but also to you and me because we are “of the faith of Abraham.”

Ruth was a Gentile widow who put her faith in God’s grace. She believed and declared that God’s favor would lead her to the right field in which to glean, where she would find favor in the owners' sight (Ruth 2:2). Because she depended on God’s unmerited favor, God not only placed her in wealthy Boaz’s field, but also in the genealogy of Jesus (Matthew 1:5).
 
Ruth’s faith in God’s favor opened a whole new world for her. She went from poverty to abundance, widowhood to marriage, and from being childless to having a complete family. She also became a respected member of the community (Ruth 4:13-15).
 
Now if Ruth, a Gentile who was under the old covenant, enjoyed God’s favor, HOW MUCH MORE will we who are under the new covenant of grace enjoy the blessings that the unmerited favor of God brings. In fact, because God sees us in the Beloved (IN CHRIST) today, WE enjoy the SAME favor that Jesus has (Ephesians 1:3-6).

Friends, when you believe that you have the same favor that Jesus has, a whole new world will open to you, a world where all of God’s promises are “YES” and “AMEN” in Christ (2 Corinthians 1:20). We so need this revelation to receive and enjoy all that God wills for us to have. Thank you Lord.

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