Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries2 Minutes

When Ruth found favor, everything changed.

Before this time, her situation seemed hopeless. She was a widow with no inheritance or income. She was a native of Moab, Israel’s enemy. She found herself gleaning in fields owned by a man about whom she knew nothing. Yet because of her attitude and actions, she found favor with this man, Boaz. Eventually, she became his wife. Her poverty was replaced by abundance…all because she received “favor.”

Here the Bible uses the same Hebrew word that describes the “favor” Saul showed David when he was just a shepherd boy (1 Samuel 16:22). This word also describes the “favor” experienced by Esther “in the eyes of all who saw her” and the “favor” she found with the king (Esther 2:15-17).

There are many ways we can receive favor. But, ultimately, the Bible teaches us that favor comes from God, and the favor He gives can change any situation!

Favor cannot be earned. However, we qualify for favor when our lives please God. The Bible tells us not to let go of “kindness and truth.” You must “bind them around your neck” and “write them on the tablet of your heart.” If you live in this way, you “will find favor and good repute in the sight of God and man” (Proverbs 3:3-4).

Ruth received favor even though she was not an Israelite. She had pleased God and demonstrated Godly principles.

Today, ask God to grant you His favor! He can give you favor in every area-in business, in your family and personal life, in your finances and health. Seek to please Him, with the right attitude in everything you do.