“Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.”
(1 Cor. 2:12-KJV)
According to the Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary (1995), the word ‘favor’ means ‘a treatment that is too generous to one person or group in preference to others’, while ‘grace’ means ‘God’s mercy and approval towards human race; the influence and result of doing something’. Now in the Holy Bible, some people have found favor in the sight of God (like Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and their descendants), while others haven’t.
Because of Christ, we live by his grace, sharing his victory over death. We are blessed with the blessing of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob—the people who get God’s favor—because Jesus died and rose again for us. We can receive the blessing by faith, not in any way by deed. So, in your wildest dreams as teenagers, believe that those dreams will come true, as long as you respect His grace and favor.
“Dear Jesus, thank you for pouring out your blessing for me through your victory over death. Please help me to keep in mind that you love me and your grace upon me abounds so that I will live for your glory. Amen.”
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