“But let all those rejoice who put their trust in You; Let them ever shout for joy, because You defend them; Let those also who love Your name Be joyful in You. For You, O Lord , will bless the righteous; With favor You will surround him as with a shield” Psalms 5:11-12, NKJV.
In spite of the enemy we face, we can rejoice and be joyful. Why? Because God will always bless the righteous and you’ve been made righteous by the blood of the Lamb Jesus Christ. Scripture goes on to tell us why we can rejoice and be people that walk in joy. This is not conditional joy, but a constant joy which is our way of life.
We rejoice and are joyful because Jesus satisfied the debt in full, and nothing keeps the Father from delighting in us. The debt of sin has been removed and we are a delight to God, even to the degree that Jesus is. We stand in Christ as righteous as he is, and nothing keeps away a holy God from coming near us and encircling us to protect us like a shield on every side with favor. His favor surrounds as a crown on the head, symbolic of the victory already won, the blessing of eternal life that awaits us, and the way already made.
Never be mistaken, you are a man with favor. The favor of God is on your life.
Prayer: Father God, thank You for the favor I now have with You through Jesus! Help me to grow in understanding of who I am in You and the favor I’ve received. I say out loud that I am a blessed man, a forgiven man and a favored man. Your hand is on my life and I am surrounded at every side by Your favor! Thank You Lord for blessing me. In Jesus name, Amen.
Study: Genesis 39:21, Proverbs 12:2, Psalm 35:27