“Favor makes for a dangerous life,” Gary Wilkerson wrote in a devotional that came across my desk this morning.
He cites several biblical examples:
- Mary found favor with God and became the mother Jesus. A sword pierced her heart.
- Joseph found favor with God and received prophetic dreams. His angry brothers rejected him and sold him into slavery.
- Abel found favor with God through an acceptable sacrifice. His jealous brother, Cain, took his life.
- Abraham found favor with God to become a father of nations. God called him to leave behind his father’s house and the country that he loved.
The price of leadership is high.
May we never trade the purposes and favor of God for a life of comfort and ease.