Favour is God’s act of kindness beyond what is due or usual. By prophetic timing, the people of Israel were meant to be in Egypt for four hundred years( Gen.15:13). When their deliverance was to come, the deliverer made a tragic mistake, and became a fugitive instead. That added an extra thirty years of servitude to the people of Israel. So for the years that were not included is the prophecy, the Egyptians had to pay for using the people. So God granted them favour to ask for jewelries of silver and gold from their Egyptian neighbours. It was going to be their payment for the extra thirty years. This matter was organized by God. Whenever God provides an unusual kindness to a person, it is called favour. Someone describes it as ” demonstrated delight”. It does not follow the basic rules of input and reward. Favour shows that a person has Gods approval. See Isa.66:2, 2Chron.16:9. It is what brought Mephiboseth to the table. In the New Testament, we who are saved live in God’s favour. We know that whatever happens around us will turn out to serve God’s purpose. The people of Israel sought for Gods favour, so should we. Favour is related to God’s grace because He gives us a blessings we do not fully deserve. It is God stepping into your situation to make a tangible difference. Today pray for God’s favour. Its your birthright.
And I will give this people favour in the sight of the Egyptians: and it shall come to pass, that, when ye go, ye shall not go empty: Exodus 3:21 KJV