October 19 Finding Favor with God

Scripture Reading: Proverbs 3:1–4

Key Verse: Proverbs 3:3

Let not mercy and truth forsake you;

Bind them around your neck,

Write them on the tablet of your heart.

Whenever we find favor with someone, we feel their support. In everything we do, we are encouraged. It’s not that we feel we can do no wrong, but we feel that we will always do right. Verses pepper the Bible with ways we can find favor with God. The most basic of ways begins with opening God’s Word and instilling it into our hearts and minds.

Solomon wrote, “Let not mercy and truth forsake you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart” (Proverbs 3:3). God’s truth is written on our hearts when we begin a daily diet of reading His Word, taking time to understand the principles and concepts that make up His kingdom. In the Bible, we find the sustenance for life, the strength to persevere, the hope to conquer our fears.

Every lesson taught in the Bible is a direct reflection of the nature and character of God, pointing us toward the manner by which He desires for us to live. Through reading God’s Word, we begin to understand more about Him and more about the nature of Jesus Christ. As we put these principles to practice in our lives, we find that the favorable hand of the Lord is surrounding us.

Lord, as I search Your Word, take Your truths and carve them into my heart so that they may come to me quickly when I need them.[1]


[1] Stanley, C. F. (2006). Pathways to his presence (p. 306). Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers.

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