My brother, my sister, you might have been praying for the favour of God, or thinking that he has favoured some people more than you. Today, understand that “There will be trouble and distress for every human being who does evil: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile; 10 but glory, honour and peace for everyone who does good: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile. 11 For God does not show favouritism” (Romans 2:9-11).
Now, when the Bible speaks of evil, it is not only what we ourselves deem as evil. Evil for God is everything that, in His sight, is contrary to His Word, His commands and principles. There are many things we do that are evil to God, while they are normal or a routine to us, and people around us may even clap for them. Yet for God, those things are considered evil.
Remember that Jesus said He had come to do the will of Him who had sent Him and to finish His work (John 4:34). Oftentimes, we walk by our own desires and will, rejecting God’s will that is clearly stated in His Word without thinking we are doing evil… but we want the favour of God.
We should also remember that, every single day, God seeks our hearts as He renews His mercy upon us. His favour, the same as signs and wonders follow those who love and fear Him! We don’t need to work hard to get the favour of God, my friends. All we need to consider is the fact that our choices determine God’s actions. He is saying to each one of us that: “this day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live” (Deuteronomy 30:19).
Let’s not fool ourselves: many have chosen their desires, passions and the life of the world and ended up dying, spiritually or physically! As you read through, examine yourself (2 Corinthians 13:5) ask yourself if the areas you have been asking God for favour have not already been submitted to death first! There is no way you can choose life, Jesus, and die… There is no way you can make choices that honour God and whatever concerns that choice dies! When we want the favour of God, let’s bear in mind that our choices will determine the outcome, for it is the will of God that we live the abundant life in Christ now, for He does not make favouritism! Stay blessed in Jesus’ name.