A Life of Favor

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries2 Minutes

Soon after Solomon became king, God appeared to him in a dream and said, “Ask what you wish Me to give you.” Think of all the ways Solomon could have responded! But he acknowledged that he was “but a little child” and asked for “an understanding heart to judge Your people to discern between good and evil.” God was pleased, promising to give him “a wise and discerning heart,” so that no one else would ever be like him (1 Kings 3:5-15).

One of the first opportunities to apply this wisdom came in his relationship with Hiram, king of Tyre, who had been a “friend of David.” After Solomon requested help to build the Temple, Hiram “rejoiced greatly” and agreed to do everything he asked. Why? Because God had given him favor.

This is the kind of favor God can give to anyone. How? Solomon himself wrote, “When a man’s ways are pleasing to the LORD, He makes even his enemies to be at peace with him” (Proverbs 16:7). The Bible also says that God does not withhold any good thing “from those who walk uprightly” (Psalm 84:11).

Do you want God’s favor in your life? He wants to give it to you! You can experience the Lord’s favor in every area of your life: in your workplace and church…your family and community…your finances and relationships…and even in dealing with your adversaries.

How does this favor come? As you humble yourself before God…submit your life to Him…seek His wisdom…seek first His Kingdom and His righteousness…and commit yourself to walk uprightly and make your ways pleasing to Him.

Today, move forward confidently, in faith. And believe Him for incredible favor.