Love God with all your heart. Without loving Him, we cannot expect to gain His favor.
“My son, do not forget My teaching, but keep My commands in your heart, for they will prolong your life many years and bring you peace and prosperity. Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man.” (Proverbs 3:1-4)
2. Love people
What are you doing for the Kingdom? What are you doing for others? If you want God’s favor then start caring for people. Ruth found favor with Boaz because of the things she had done and James says ‘faith without works is dead’.
“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me’.” (Matthew 25:34-40)
“Boaz replied, ‘I’ve been told all about what you have done for your mother-in-law since the death of your husband—how you left your father and mother and your homeland and came to live with a people you did not know before. May the Lord repay you for what you have done. May you be richly rewarded by the Lord, the God of Israel, under whose wings you have come to take refuge’.” (Ruth 2:11-12)
Ruth’s was noticed for what she had done, she received more than she asked for, special treatment, protection, more than enough!
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