Favor of God is not based on you or me but it’s based on Him! Amen! Jacob took away his brother Esau’s blessing and birthright. Esau held a grudge against him because of the blessing his father had given Jacob and he decided to kill his brother Jacob. At this time, Jacob’s parents sent Jacob to his uncle Laban’s home, while he was fleeing he had a dream.
God spoke to Jacob, “All peoples on earth will be blessed through you and your offspring. I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go, and I will bring you back to this land. I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.” This is Favor, because our God blessed Jacob not because he was righteous but because He Loved Jacob and God is Good that He showed His favor and blessed him abundantly. Jacob’s life got changed and transformed, he depended on God and gave up his old life for He found his new life in God! God’s love transforms us!
God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Jesus Christ died for us. Romans 5:9 Since he did not spare even his own Son but gave him up for us all, won’t he also give us everything else? Romans 8:32 Nearly 20 years later, God brought Jacob back to his hometown. Esau still had grudge to kill Jacob, but one night before he met his brother Esau, Jacob prayed and God blessed him, he had power with God and favor with men.
God protected Jacob’s life and fulfilled everything He has promised. God’s grace is not based on what we do but it’s based on what He has already done! God’s grace is not based on you take the first step and God will take the rest, instead it’s based on all the steps that He has already taken! Our life is settled and secured in Christ! His grace is sufficient for us! Thank you Jesus!
God is not judging you based on your past, because He knows that He has a better future for you. Believe and Receive! On the cross Jesus reversed all the curse into blessing. Today, His blood cleanses us from all unrighteousness. Do not let your heart be troubled, abide in Christ for He became curse to make you a blessing for His glory! God always empowers His children and gives favor in His sight and also in front of men, just like how Jacob received favor upon favor. Jesus Loves you! He is your best portion! God bless you!