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Day 86: Something Unearned And Unprecedented

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Luk 2:52(KJV) And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man.

Favour means unmerited, undeserved, unearned goodwill. It is the virtue which draws unprecedented, unexpected help towards God’s children. It is the virtue through which all things work together for our good- regardless of all odds, and right in their faces.

For example, the word of God says that when the ways of a man pleases the Lord, he makes even his enemies to be at peace with him (Prov. 16.7). Now that’s favour.

Favour with God attracts favour with men.
The help of God attracts the help of men.

We see this demonstrated in Jacob’s life when he worked with shrewd and manipulative Laban. Each time Laban changed his wage, everything worked together to yield exactly the new remuneration- so much that Jacob ended up far richer than his wicked boss. Now that’s favor!

Whenever he said, ‘The speckled ones will be your wages,’ all the flocks gave birth to speckled young. And whenever he said, ‘The striped ones will be your wages,’ all the flocks gave birth to striped young. Gen 31:8 (GW)

Increase in favour is God’s will for His children. In fact, we do understand by the word of God, that the moment Jesus started appearing before God, He began to experience remarkable growth in certain key areas, favour inclusive.

Jesus grew in favour with God and men!

Another man who grew in favour daily is David. The word of God says that daily, help located him until his army was as large as God’s own army.

For … day by day there came to David to help him, until it was a great host, like the host of God. 1Chr.12:22 (KJV)

Now that’s favour.

Favour with God attracts favour with men.
The help of God attracts the help of men.

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About Funmi Adebayo

Funmi is a Content Creator and Digital Marketer. She helps Professionals and Startups enhance their online visibility, thereby improving their lead generation and conversion rates. When she's not working, she's busy listening to classical music whilst reading or writing another blog post, poem or devotional.
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