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The Favor of the Lord, Part Two, Questions
Series: The Blessing of the Lord
Lesson: The Favor of the Lord, Part Two, Questions
July 22, 2022

1. Pertaining to God, to what does “favor” refer? According to Pastor Jerry Vargo, what three things apply to finding favor with God?
Comment on each as to what these might involve?

2.Summarize how Lance Wallnau defines favor in the lesson.

3. When God gives us a mission, He also gives us favor to accomplish the task. How was this “played out” in the lives of Ruth with Boaz, Hannah and the Priest Eli, Nehemiah and the king, Esther and the king, and David—even though he would sin “royally,” and the covenant God made with David in 2 Samuel 7?

4. Look up John 15:16-27. Does having God’s favor ensure that no one will hate you and/or that life will be a breeze?
Identify the mission of the Apostles.
Think about who hated Jesus and comment on Gill’s Exposition:
ye know that it hated me before it hated you; which words are an appeal of Christ to his apostles, for the usage he had met with from the wicked and unbelieving world of the Jews; how they had expressed their hatred, not only by words, calling him a gluttonous man, and a winebibber, a sinner, a Samaritan, a madman, one that had a devil, yea, Beelzebub himself, but by deeds; taking up stones to stone him more than once, leading him to the brow of an hill, in order to cast him down headlong, consulting by various means to take away his life, as Herod did in his very infancy; which was done, before they showed so much hatred to his disciples; and perhaps reference may be had to the original enmity between the seed of the woman, and the seed of the serpent, mentioned Genesis 3:15; as well as to these instances. Moreover, the words , rendered “before you”, may be translated “the first” or “chief of you”, your Lord and head; and denotes the dignity, excellency, and superiority of Christ; wherefore it is suggested, that if he, who was so much before them in personal worth and greatness, was hated by the world, they should not think it hard, or any strange thing, that this should be their case. Gill’s Exposition of the Entire Bible.

5. 1 Peter 5:10, 11: In his kindness God called you to share in his eternal glory by means of Christ Jesus. So after you have suffered a little while, he will restore, support, and strengthen you, and he will place you on a firm foundation. All power to him forever! Amen. (1 Peter 5:10-11) Having the mind of Christ includes having God’s perspective on life. What might be some of our fears relative to fulfilling the mission God has given us and handling the favor of the Lord in the midst of experiencing hatred from the world?
Look up 2 Timothy 1:7. Apply the verse to what we need relative to our fears.

6. Look up Exodus 20:18-21. What was going on?
Identify three things the children of Israel had seen and experienced.

7. In the lesson we considered Moses and Exodus 33:1-17. What did Moses want (v. 13)? How was Moses to know if he had favor? (v.14-16). What did Moses want God to do specifically?
What did God say to Moses in Exodus 33:17?
Discuss the significance of God knowing Moses by name and what it means for those “in Christ.”

8. Exodus 33:18-20. What did God say to Moses when Moses asked God to show him His Glory? God responds while
maintaining His sovereignty. What was God’s response; what will God proclaim?

9. Saul did not seek the Lord’s favor. 1 Samuel 13:7-14. What resulted? 10. Look up Proverbs 3:1-4. List five exhortations in this passage.
What is promised?

Bibliography: › hate-you-first-hated-me
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