Living Word Devotional By Pastor Mensa Otabil
Wednesday, May 22nd 2019
For You, O Lord, will bless the righteous; with favour you will surround him as with a shield. —Psalm 5:12
Favour is like every other blessing and promise of God. You receive favour from God and man to the degree that you believe and accept this promise by faith.
Favour belongs to you. Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Moses, Samuel, and Esther (to name a few Old Testament leaders) all had supernatural favour. Favour is like resurrection power. It keeps raising you up no matter what tries to put you down. Favour is like a cork. When you put a cork under water, it pops right back up to the top.
Potiphar’s wife slandered Joseph and lied about him. As a result, he was thrown in prison. Yet, in prison Joseph had supernatural favour which caused him to be put in charge of all of the inmates. While in prison, Joseph interpreted the dreams of a butler and a baker.
The butler was restored to his position, but the baker was hung, just as Joseph had said. Joseph said to the butler, “Remember me when it is well with you, and please show kindness to me; make mention of me to Pharaoh, and get me out of this house”.
The butler forgot Joseph until Pharaoh had a dream that no one could interpret. He then told Pharaoh what had happened to him in prison. Joseph was called, and he interpreted Pharaoh’s dream. As a result, Joseph was promoted and set over all the land of Egypt.
Favour has a purpose. God will bring you into favour so you can bring deliverance to people and help them. Once you receive Jesus Christ, you become a favoured person. “For whoever finds me finds life, and obtains favour from the Lord” (Prov. 8:35).
Prayer: Lord, by faith, I receive divine favour. I praise you because I am blessed and highly favoured.
Scriptural Reading: Psalm 5:1-11