a goal for you

Proverbs 3:4 “So you will find favor and good success in the sight of God and man.”

Proverbs 3 is one of my family’s favorite chapters in the whole Bible. We love it. This statement in verse 4 is loaded.  ‘favor and good success in the sight of God and man’ wow! That is a high calling.

That would be a dream. Too often we seem to see it as an ‘either/or’ or ‘one or the other’. We often think that the only option is to be in favor with God or man but not both.

That is why I call this “a goal for you” because it is a very good goal and calling. I want to live a life that pleases God and people. I want both to think well of me. This verse in Proverbs 3 tells me that there is such a thing. Verse 3 says it comes from love and faithfulness on my heart and around my neck. I pray God would give us that.

Its not too far fetched either. We have seen it before… in Jesus. Check out this verse, Luke 2:52.

Luke 2:52 “And Jesus increased in wisdom and in stature and in favor with God and man.”

One must be humble in Christ to ever faithfully exhibit Proverbs 3:4.

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