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Defining the Favor of God

The phrase "favor of God" seems to be growing in popularity, and I'm glad. It's a biblical phrase - a good phrase. But it's often misunderstood. I once heard a guy talk about finding a parking spot right up front on a busy shopping day because of the "favor of God." I pictured in my mind the pregnant lady with triplets who had to park a football field away because of the favor of God upon this Pastor. A recent story from LarkNews (satire, by the way - don't start an email …

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Not by Bread Alone

And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.”—Luke 4:4There are multitudes of lessons to learn from Jesus’ confrontation of the enemy in the wilderness. We learn of Jesus’ moral perfection and His impeccability. We learn of His use of the Word of God against temptation. We learn of His reliance upon God instead of self. But there is another, more practical lesson for us and it is this: we should not live by …

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