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Does God favor some people over others. Like people who have it all and people who don’t? Just curious, I’ve been thinking a lot and the question always pops up in my head when I think about issues in the world.

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14 hours ago, Kenzie said:

Does God favor some people over others. Like people who have it all and people who don’t? Just curious, I’ve been thinking a lot and the question always pops up in my head when I think about issues in the world.

Hi, Kenzie.... "When I think about issues in the world," I see that the world does favor some people over others.  People who are wealthy, talented, good-looking, athletic, or intelligent are favored.  Some achieve fame and become the objects of hero-worship.  They get media attention and live lavish lifestyles.  Sound great?  The down side is that many become wise in their own eyes and demand that the rest of us follow their way of thinking; others live on pills to wake them up, calm their nerves, and put them to sleep. They spend endless hours with personal trainers and plastic surgeons in an effort to stay young, strong, and beautiful.  Some attach themselves to a worthy cause to fill the emptiness inside; others chase endless "spiritual" pursuits that lead nowhere because the gods they chase are not the LIVING GOD.

On the other hand, our wonderful Father has a plan for us that calls us out of the world and into His Light.  You know the plan.... John 3:16! :)  When you decide to follow Jesus, you become His child, special in His eyes!  He "favors" all of us equally.  "There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus" (Galatians 3:28).  The rewards of Christianity are "love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control(Galatians 5:22-23).  Notice that you will find very little of this spiritual fruit in people "of the world."  

The gospel is for all, but not all choose to accept it.  In Acts 10:34, Peter says, "I now realize how true it is that God does not show favoritism but accepts from every nation the one who fears Him and does what is right."  God does not "favor" any one person over another with regard to the saving grace that He makes available to all through Christ.  Once we accept Jesus as LORD, however, we ARE favored with promises of salvation, grace, mercy, protection, comfort, and the list goes on.  "...He has given us His very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature, having escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires" (2 Peter 1:4).

 

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No.   But the poor,  He looks out for and protects.   The rich,  not so much.

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God is no respecter of persons.  Jesus died for all.  Many people are very poor but are rich in faith.  Jesus said it was harder for a rich man to go to heaven that for a camel to go through the eye of a needle.

We need to seek for the Kingdom of God and His righteousness.  Our true riches are those given by God that have eternal value and cannot be destroyed here on earth.  They cannot be destroyed by hurricanes or financial crashes.  

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Are you asking this on your view of human favoritism? Humans are not fair. God is fair. 

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10 hours ago, Kenzie said:

Does God favor some people over others. Like people who have it all and people who don’t? Just curious, I’ve been thinking a lot and the question always pops up in my head when I think about issues in the world.

Do you think God has been unfair to you in some way?, Kenzie.

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18 hours ago, Kenzie said:

Does God favor some people over others. Like people who have it all and people who don’t? Just curious, I’ve been thinking a lot and the question always pops up in my head when I think about issues in the world.

There are Bible statements that God plays no favorites.

There are Bible statements that God is active among people, for purposes, plans and testing.

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On 2/26/2019 at 4:30 PM, Kenzie said:

Does God favor some people over others. Like people who have it all and people who don’t? Just curious, I’ve been thinking a lot and the question always pops up in my head when I think about issues in the world.

Hi,

Perhaps a reading through of Job,  will help, decide for yourself.

As to issues of this world:  a read of Romans 12 might be of clarifying use.

Did God favor Job? 

Did God favor Mary?

Did God favor a very poor woman a widow who gave Him all she had?

What is God's favor? Is it found in the riches of this world that will all burn away?

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On 2/26/2019 at 1:30 PM, Kenzie said:

Does God favor some people over others. Like people who have it all and people who don’t? Just curious, I’ve been thinking a lot and the question always pops up in my head when I think about issues in the world.

Hi Kenzi,

In cross-references of Acts 10:34-35, it's showing that God does not show partiality, or favoritism towards any. That being, why do some seem to get more 'blessings' that others? Such as material and/or financial gains? The Lord is sovereign. He gives as He wills, though some have made a public travesty of what they've been blessed with, like certain televised ministries, etc. Without going off-topic here sister, our precious Saviour will give unto you and abundantly so, according to your trust and faith in Him, and in Him alone. God bless!

Shalom, 

David/BeauJangles 

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On 2/26/2019 at 4:30 PM, Kenzie said:

Does God favor some people over others. Like people who have it all and people who don’t? Just curious, I’ve been thinking a lot and the question always pops up in my head when I think about issues in the world.

I think He does.

He rewards His people lavishly according to their faith.

 

He loves when people press Him for His promises. Like Jacob, who wrestled with God and won!

Ask, ask, ask says the Lord. 

And ask as if you believe the Lord is able to do what you asked. This type of praying and faith is always rewarded--- though not on our terms and in our timing. The Lord exists outside of time and does as He pleases.

He is not under obligation to be gracious to any of us. We are just His creations. Only Jesus is His "peer" so to speak.

But Jesus grants us adoption into God's family ---- which was Father's plan from the beginning.

 

So pray hard because the God we serves desires to give favor and blessings to those who seek after Him with their whole heart. 

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      "but what if i".... = ALREADY Paid for, on the Cross.
      "but what if i".. = ALREADY Paid for, on the Cross.
      "but what about this sin, its a fancy one, its rare".... = ALREADY PAID FOR, ON THE CROSS.
      "SIN", ALL OF IT... has been dealt with on the Cross, and you are now a SAINT of God, a Child of God, and this for eternity, even tho you are not perfect.   See, Jesus IS perfect, and His sacrifice was perfect, and God accepted His sacrifice, to accept you because of it.
      God does not accept you because of YOU.....WHO ARE YOU?   Who am I?     Understand.....God  ONLY accepted you, and accepts you still, and always will, if you are born again, =  because of the Cross.
      The blood and death of Jesus <> ALONE<>  made you acceptable to God and keeps you acceptable to God.    
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