My pastor recently preached a sermon titled “The favor of God.” The following are my Bible study notes from that message. I couldn’t find the video link for this sermon, but if you would like to watch more of his sermons, you’ll find them here.
Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us;
And confirm for us the work of our hands;
Yes, confirm the work of our hands.
For what credit is there if, when you sin and are harshly treated, you endure it with patience? But if when you do what is right and suffer for it you patiently endure it, this finds favor with God. 1 Peter 2:20
The Favor of God
We experience God’s stuff while we are going through the bad stuff. When God does “God stuff” in the middle of the “bad stuff,” we experience the favor of God.
The Lord make His face shine on you, and be gracious to you. Numbers 6:25
It has been said that Numbers 6:25 (above) refers to “the smile of God.”
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