Proverbs 13:15a: Good understanding giveth favour:. . .
Seeking the favor of God begins with knowing who God is and being acquainted with the character of God. The Holy Spirit gives revelation of God. The more we apply ourselves to read and study God’s Word the better our understanding of who God is and His love for us. It is human nature to want to be accepted. It is human nature to desire the approval of others. Favor is defined as approval, support or liking for someone or something. It is also defined as an act of kindness beyond what is due or usual. The favor of God is not something that can be manipulated. When we hunger and thirst after God’s Word, we establish a relationship with God. We gain an earnest understanding of the will of God. It is through our obedience to God and our willingness to please God that we gain good understanding. When Esther sought the favor of God to save the lives of her people, she fasted for three days (Esther 4:15-16). She was granted favor from God and the king. Esther understood they were in need of God’s help to rescue them from danger. Many confess to being blessed and highly favored. The truth is good understanding gives favor. In all your getting, get understanding (Proverbs 7b).