Attracting Favor God's Way
Summary: Do you feel cursed? What do you need to do to attract God's favor in your life?
Do you feel cursed? What do you need to do to attract God's favor in your life?
Let's have a look at Ruth. She had a double curse on her: her country was cursed and her husband had died, leaving her destitute. How did she overcome her lot? Yes, she was a decendant of Lot - the guy from Sodom. (Gen. 18 - 19) God had saved him and his family. His wife, however, had looked back wistfully instead of going forward with God, and his two daughters committed incest, which produced Moab. (Gen. 19: 37)
Moab was cursed; not because he was a sad product of an unwise decision. Lot was righteous and would have taught him about God and the miracle that had saved him. However, Moab had chosen the customs and practices of his mother instead and denied God.
"The Word of God is quick [alive], and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow [flesh; body], and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart." (Heb. 4: 12)
Even when you don't understand every word or wonder why all the genealogies in the Bible could be of importance, God has a purpose for every word. Through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, you will get His revelation of the significance of the Word as it applies to your personal life.