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Have you ever thought about having God’s favor or who has God’s favor? The first mention of anyone having God’s favor is Noah. Genesis 6:But Noah found favor with the Lord. [1]

Favor is grace, which is God’s undeserved love. When we become believers in Jesus, we have God’s favor as His adopted children. John writes about becoming a child of God.  John 1:12 But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God. 13 They are reborn—not with a physical birth resulting from human passion or plan, but a birth that comes from God. [2]

Ruth Experiences God’s Grace

After Ruth’s husband had died, she moved from Moab to Israel with her mother in-law Naomi. To find enough food to eat she went out to the grain fields during the harvest time to pick up any grain that was dropped by the harvesters. It was in the grain fields that Ruth experienced God’s favor by being directing to the right field.

Ruth 2:1Now there was a wealthy and influential man in Bethlehem named Boaz, who was a relative of Naomi’s husband, Elimelech. One day Ruth the Moabite said to Naomi, “Let me go out into the harvest fields to pick up the stalks of grain left behind by anyone who is kind enough to let me do it.” Naomi replied, “All right, my daughter, go ahead.” So Ruth went out to gather grain behind the harvesters. And as it happened, she found herself working in a field that belonged to Boaz, the relative of her father-in-law, Elimelech. [3]

Experiencing God’s Favor

Many times, we are not aware that we have God’s favor. Here are some instances you may have experienced God’s favor:

  • When God directed someone to share the message of Jesus with you
  • As you came to faith 
  • When you believed God sent the Holy Spirit to live in your heart
  • As God convicts us of sin, and we confess that sin and are

Thank God for His Favor. Ephesians 2:8God saved you by his grace (favor) when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God. Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it.[4]

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[1-4] Tyndale House Publishers. (2015). Holy Bible: New Living Translation . Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale House Publishers.

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