Day 31 — Tuesday, April 4th
Title: Seated in the Position of Favor
Scripture: Ephesians 2:4–9
4 But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, 5 even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved— 6 and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, 7 so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. 8 For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, 9 not a result of works, so that no one may boast.
Main Idea: Christians, through their spiritual union with Jesus Christ, are already seated in the position of favor at God’s right hand.
For Hungry Readers: God has infinite favor toward his beloved Son Jesus Christ. God testified to this by raising Jesus from the dead and then having him seated at his right hand. Because we are united with Christ, God has infinite favor toward us. In a spiritual reality, you now are seated at God’s right hand in the position of favor.
Notice the many words associated with favor in this Scripture: mercy, great love, grace, saved, kindness, gift. God’s favor toward you because of Jesus is without restraint. You didn’t earn this and you never will. It is all by God’s grace.
Faith Declarations: I am seated in the position of ultimate favor at God’s right hand in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus.