The favor of God is upon you
Featured Blog by Ron Cantor
Do you believe that? Do you believe that God has favored you?
When I first came to Israel and started studying Hebrew, I learned a phrase that I absolutely love. It is all throughout the Bible—53 times to be exact:
“If I have found favor in your eyes.”
It was an expression used when you asked someone for something.
Abraham used it when he asked his three visitors to stay: “If I have found favor in your eyes, my lord, do not pass your servant by.” (Gen. 18:3) When Samuel’s mother, Hannah, was seeking the Lord, she said to Eli: “May your servant find favor in your eyes.” (1 Sam. 1:18) When David ran from Absalom, he said to Zadok the priest, “If I find favor in the Lord’s eyes, he will bring me back and let me see it and his dwelling place again.” (2 Sam. 15:25)
Favor comes from the face
Favor, in ancient Israel, was always expressed through the face. The most famous blessing in the Bible is the Aaronic Benediction: