Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Wednesday's Devotional

A good man obtains favor from the Lord.

~Proverbs 12:2a(NKJV)

This Scripture makes it clear that a good person obtains favor from the Lord. From this, we are able to deduce the following: a wicked person finds no favor in the sight of God Almighty. So, what constitutes a good person? Well, it's evident that this verse is in no way teaching that God only saves good people, for there's no such thing as a good person! All have fallen short of the glory of God. So, it's clear that the favor a good person finds in God's eyes is not the same thing as salvation!

So, we come again to the question: what is a good person? A "good person" is someone who has been saved by God's miraculous grace, has been justified and sanctified, and who has been made righteous through the death of Christ. Because faith without works is dead, it becomes clear that the good person who finds favor in God's eyes is the Christian who lives according to God's Word-by always obeying His commands, living in the manner that is set forth in Scripture, and by imitating Christ in all areas of life. It is only the Christian who obeys the Lord's every command that finds favor in the sight of God. No one else can find favor in God's sight, for all others are enemies of God(as we all were before the Lord graciously saved us) on whom the wrath of God rests. Now, this is not to say that the Christian will never disobey God's Word. Christians are not perfect and will at times disobey God's commands. But a true Christian's life will be characterized by joyful, unquestioning obedience to Christ and His Word. For the person who has favor in the sight of God, disobedience of the Bible causes immense shame, guilt, and sadness. If you want to be a righteous person, a person who finds favor in God's holy sight, then become learned in the Scriptures, and strive to make daily obedience a characteristic of your life.

Are you a person who, without a doubt, has favor in God's eyes? The book of James commands us to diligently examine ourselves to see if we be in the faith. Examine yourself, dear lady, to see if you are truly a peson who has found favor in the Lord's eyes.
Please make sure you come back tomorrow, for an important blog announcement!


  1. Hi Rebekah ~ I just wanted to stop by and say that I've been enjoying reading your devotionals! I think your definition of a "good person" from this verse is right on. :-)


  2. Hi, Amanda! I had seen you comment over on Maidens of Worth, and was hoping that you would come on over here. :) It's a joy to know that you're one of my readers! Welcome! :)

    Thank you so much for your sweet comment; reading it really made my day. Whenever I receive encouragement like this, it just pushes me forward, and lets me know that I'm truly doing what the Lord wants me to with this blog.

    I'm so glad that you've enjoyed my devotionals. I pray that they succeed in their mission: to encourage, edify and strengthen ladies, and to bring all glory, honor and praise to our merciful Savior!

    Thank you again for your comment! :)



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God bless you!

~Rebekah S.