Friday, 13 April 2018
Finding favor with God is not being favored in the sense of preferential treatment.
Finding favor with God is being nearer to His Nature and His Will.
It is being close to God.
The Bible says that certain people found favor with God.
One of these was Job.
And Job certainly did not come in for preferential treatment.
There are certain individuals who from time to time find favor with God.
And these are people who have a certain mission to fulfill.
But it does not indicate prosperity or good fortune.
It may, in fact, result in the opposite from a worldly perspective.
Jesus, Mahatma Gandhi, J.F.K., Martin Luther King, Bobby Kennedy, Anwar Sadat.....
All of these were assassinated.
Because they challenged the Status Quo of our world.
Jesus said that the way of the world was evil.
So, far from being God's Will, God challenges the way of the world: the worship of money, the custom of privilege, the persecution of minorities, the oppression of the poor.....
God is on the side of the weak, the poor, the marginalized, the alien.....
So cry out to God!
He will hear.
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