Seeking the Favor of God Over Favor from Superiors

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Hierarchies dominate the world in which we live. Everyone answers to somebody whether it be children obeying parents, employees reporting to their bosses, or residents paying landlords. The list goes on forever, and no matter who you answer to there is often at least a small part of us that seeks to please our superiors. After all, that parent can punish. That boss can fire, and that landlord can put you out. Whereas we should honor our word when we give it and contractual agreements, we have to be careful of how far we are willing to go in order to have someone’s favor. This brings us to our key text coming out of Proverbs 29:26 (KJV). The Word of the Lord reads:

26 Many seek the ruler’s favor, but every man’s judgment cometh from the Lord.

This passage of scripture reminds believers that whether we have someone else’s favor or not, we ultimately have to face God regarding our actions. More concisely, God’s favor is the only favor we should truly be seeking. This means we will not do things like steal money from the company we work for because our manager told us to do so and we were afraid of getting fired. Above anyone else, we first and foremost hold allegiance to God. When you stand by our Heavenly Father, He stands by you, and His favor will unlock doors — here on earth and in heaven — that no man can unlock for you.

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Ayvaunn Penn is an award-winning writer and author of Ephemeral Moments. This book of poetry and short stories addresses issues such as: struggles of faith, domestic abuse, racial injustice, a falling economy, and contemporary love — all through the eyes of a Christian. It is available for purchase on Create Space eStore. To preview the book, click here To receive Ayvaunn’s daily Bible devotionals by email, click here.


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