Bible Study Topic: God's Favor Towards His Chosen Ones
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But Noah found favor in the eyes of the LORD.
This is the account of Noah. Noah was a righteous man, blameless among the people of his time, and he walked with God.
Genesis Chapter 6: Verses 8 - 9
The LORD said, "If I find fifty righteous people in the city of Sodom, I will spare the whole place for their sake."
Genesis Chapter 18: Verse 26
Then the man said, "Your name will no longer be Jacob, but Israel, because you have struggled with God and with men and have overcome."
Genesis Chapter 32: Verse 28
I will go down to Egypt with you, and I will surely bring you back again. And Joseph's own hand will close your eyes."
Genesis Chapter 46: Verse 4
And God said, "I will be with you. And this will be the sign to you that it is I who have sent you: When you have brought the people out of Egypt, you will worship God on this mountain."
Exodus Chapter 3: Verse 12
" 'Make an altar of earth for me and sacrifice on it your burnt offerings and fellowship offerings, your sheep and goats and your cattle. Wherever I cause my name to be honored, I will come to you and bless you.
Exodus Chapter 20: Verse 24
but Moses alone is to approach the LORD; the others must not come near. And the people may not come up with him."
Exodus Chapter 24: Verse 2
The people remained at a distance, while Moses approached the thick darkness where God was. Idols and Altars
Exodus Chapter 20: Verse 21
The LORD would speak to Moses face to face, as a man speaks with his friend. Then Moses would return to the camp, but his young aide Joshua son of Nun did not leave the tent. Moses and the Glory of the LORD
Moses said to the LORD, "You have been telling me, 'Lead these people,' but you have not let me know whom you will send with me. You have said, 'I know you by name and you have found favor with me.'
Exodus Chapter 33: Verses 11 - 12
I will put my dwelling place among you, and I will not abhor you.
I will walk among you and be your God, and you will be my people.
Leviticus Chapter 26: Verses 11 - 12
"So they will put my name on the Israelites, and I will bless them."
Numbers Chapter 6: Verse 27
And they will tell the inhabitants of this land about it. They have already heard that you, O LORD, are with these people and that you, O LORD, have been seen face to face, that your cloud stays over them, and that you go before them in a pillar of cloud by day and a pillar of fire by night.
Numbers Chapter 14: Verse 14
But God said to Balaam, "Do not go with them. You must not put a curse on those people, because they are blessed."
Numbers Chapter 22: Verse 12
I have received a command to bless; he has blessed, and I cannot change it.
"No misfortune is seen in Jacob, no misery observed in Israel. The LORD their God is with them; the shout of the King is among them.
Numbers Chapter 23: Verses 20 - 21
Now when Balaam saw that it pleased the LORD to bless Israel, he did not resort to sorcery as at other times, but turned his face toward the desert.
Numbers Chapter 24: Verse 1
What other nation is so great as to have their gods near them the way the LORD our God is near us whenever we pray to him?
Deuteronomy Chapter 4: Verse 7
Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you."
Then Moses summoned Joshua and said to him in the presence of all Israel, "Be strong and courageous, for you must go with this people into the land that the LORD swore to their forefathers to give them, and you must divide it among them as their inheritance.
The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged." The Reading of the Law
Deuteronomy Chapter 31: Verses 6 - 8
About Naphtali he said: "Naphtali is abounding with the favor of the LORD and is full of his blessing; he will inherit southward to the lake."
Deuteronomy Chapter 33: Verse 23
And I will live among the Israelites and will not abandon my people Israel."
1 Kings Chapter 6: Verse 13
He went out to meet Asa and said to him, "Listen to me, Asa and all Judah and Benjamin. The LORD is with you when you are with him. If you seek him, he will be found by you, but if you forsake him, he will forsake you.
2 Chronicles Chapter 15: Verse 2
You gave me life and showed me kindness, and in your providence watched over my spirit.
Job Chapter 10: Verse 12
You will pray to him, and he will hear you, and you will fulfill your vows.
Job Chapter 22: Verse 27
when his lamp shone upon my head and by his light I walked through darkness!
Oh, for the days when I was in my prime, when God's intimate friendship blessed my house,
when the Almighty was still with me and my children were around me,
Job Chapter 29: Verses 3 - 5
From the LORD comes deliverance. May your blessing be on your people.
Psalms Chapter 3: Verse 8
For surely, O LORD, you bless the righteous; you surround them with your favor as with a shield.
Psalms Chapter 5: Verse 12
For the LORD is righteous, he loves justice; upright men will see his face.
Psalms Chapter 11: Verse 7
He brought me out into a spacious place; he rescued me because he delighted in me.
Psalms Chapter 18: Verse 19
To the faithful you show yourself faithful, to the blameless you show yourself blameless,
Psalms Chapter 18: Verse 25
He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not lift up his soul to an idol or swear by what is false.
He will receive blessing from the LORD and vindication from God his Savior.
Psalms Chapter 24: Verses 4 - 5
The LORD confides in those who fear him; he makes his covenant known to them.
Psalms Chapter 25: Verse 14
O LORD, when you favored me, you made my mountain stand firm; but when you hid your face, I was dismayed.
Psalms Chapter 30: Verse 7
For with you is the fountain of life; in your light we see light.
Psalms Chapter 36: Verse 9
The days of the blameless are known to the LORD, and their inheritance will endure forever.
Psalms Chapter 37: Verse 18
If the LORD delights in a man's way, he makes his steps firm;
Psalms Chapter 37: Verse 23
I know that you are pleased with me, for my enemy does not triumph over me.
In my integrity you uphold me and set me in your presence forever.
Psalms Chapter 41: Verses 11 - 12
It was not by their sword that they won the land, nor did their arm bring them victory; it was your right hand, your arm, and the light of your face, for you loved them.
Psalms Chapter 44: Verse 3
The LORD Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress.
Psalms Chapter 46: Verse 7
Then men will say, "Surely the righteous still are rewarded; surely there is a God who judges the earth."
Psalms Chapter 58: Verse 11
Why gaze in envy, O rugged mountains, at the mountain where God chooses to reign, where the LORD himself will dwell forever?
The chariots of God are tens of thousands and thousands of thousands; the Lord has come from Sinai into his sanctuary.
When you ascended on high, you led captives in your train; you received gifts from men, even from the rebellious, that you, O LORD God, might dwell there.
Psalms Chapter 68: Verses 16 - 18
I will cut off the horns of all the wicked, but the horns of the righteous will be lifted up.
Psalms Chapter 75: Verse 10
For the LORD God is a sun and shield; the LORD bestows favor and honor; no good thing does he withhold from those whose walk is blameless.
Psalms Chapter 84: Verse 11
For you are their glory and strength, and by your favor you exalt our horn.
Psalms Chapter 89: Verse 17
You have exalted my horn like that of a wild ox; fine oils have been poured upon me.
Psalms Chapter 92: Verse 10
When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought joy to my soul.
Psalms Chapter 94: Verse 19
You will arise and have compassion on Zion, for it is time to show favor to her; the appointed time has come.
Psalms Chapter 102: Verse 13
The LORD remembers us and will bless us: He will bless the house of Israel, he will bless the house of Aaron,
he will bless those who fear the LORD, small and great alike.
Psalms Chapter 115: Verses 12 - 13
For the LORD has chosen Zion, he has desired it for his dwelling:
"This is my resting place for ever and ever; here I will sit enthroned, for I have desired it-
Psalms Chapter 132: Verses 13 - 14
the LORD delights in those who fear him, who put their hope in his unfailing love.
Psalms Chapter 147: Verse 11
For the LORD takes delight in his people; he crowns the humble with salvation.
Psalms Chapter 149: Verse 4
Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man.
Proverbs Chapter 3: Verse 4
for the LORD detests a perverse man but takes the upright into his confidence.
Proverbs Chapter 3: Verse 32
The wise inherit honor, but fools he holds up to shame.
Proverbs Chapter 3: Verse 35
For whoever finds me finds life and receives favor from the LORD.
Proverbs Chapter 8: Verse 35
Blessings crown the head of the righteous, but violence overwhelms the mouth of the wicked.
Proverbs Chapter 10: Verse 6
The blessing of the LORD brings wealth, and he adds no trouble to it.
A fool finds pleasure in evil conduct, but a man of understanding delights in wisdom.
What the wicked dreads will overtake him; what the righteous desire will be granted.
Proverbs Chapter 10: Verses 22 - 24
The LORD detests men of perverse heart but he delights in those whose ways are blameless.
Proverbs Chapter 11: Verse 20
He who seeks good finds goodwill, but evil comes to him who searches for it.
Proverbs Chapter 11: Verse 27
A good man obtains favor from the LORD, but the LORD condemns a crafty man.
Proverbs Chapter 12: Verse 2
Fools mock at making amends for sin, but goodwill is found among the upright.
Proverbs Chapter 14: Verse 9
When a man's ways are pleasing to the LORD, he makes even his enemies live at peace with him.
Proverbs Chapter 16: Verse 7
In that day the LORD Almighty will be a glorious crown, a beautiful wreath for the remnant of his people.
Isaiah Chapter 28: Verse 5
The moon will shine like the sun, and the sunlight will be seven times brighter, like the light of seven full days, when the LORD binds up the bruises of his people and heals the wounds he inflicted.
Isaiah Chapter 30: Verse 26
Your eyes will see the king in his beauty and view a land that stretches afar.
Isaiah Chapter 33: Verse 17
There the LORD will be our Mighty One. It will be like a place of broad rivers and streams. No galley with oars will ride them, no mighty ship will sail them.
For the LORD is our judge, the LORD is our lawgiver, the LORD is our king; it is he who will save us.
Isaiah Chapter 33: Verses 21 - 22
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Isaiah Chapter 41: Verse 10
Do not be afraid, for I am with you; I will bring your children from the east and gather you from the west.
Isaiah Chapter 43: Verse 5
the people I formed for myself that they may proclaim my praise.
Isaiah Chapter 43: Verse 21
In a surge of anger I hid my face from you for a moment, but with everlasting kindness I will have compassion on you," says the LORD your Redeemer.
Isaiah Chapter 54: Verse 8
"Foreigners will rebuild your walls, and their kings will serve you. Though in anger I struck you, in favor I will show you compassion.
Isaiah Chapter 60: Verse 10
I will make you a wall to this people, a fortified wall of bronze; they will fight against you but will not overcome you, for I am with you to rescue and save you," declares the LORD.
Jeremiah Chapter 15: Verse 20
I say to myself, "The LORD is my portion; therefore I will wait for him."
Lamentations Chapter 3: Verse 24
My dwelling place will be with them; I will be their God, and they will be my people.
Ezekiel Chapter 37: Verse 27
I will no longer hide my face from them, for I will pour out my Spirit on the house of Israel, declares the Sovereign LORD."
Ezekiel Chapter 39: Verse 29
"The distance all around will be 18,000 cubits. "And the name of the city from that time on will be: The LORD is There ."
Ezekiel Chapter 48: Verse 35
"I will heal their waywardness and love them freely, for my anger has turned away from them.
Hosea Chapter 14: Verse 4
Let the priests, who minister before the LORD, weep between the temple porch and the altar. Let them say, "Spare your people, O LORD. Do not make your inheritance an object of scorn, a byword among the nations. Why should they say among the peoples, 'Where is their God?' " The LORD's Answer
Joel Chapter 2: Verse 17
The LORD will roar from Zion and thunder from Jerusalem; the earth and the sky will tremble. But the LORD will be a refuge for his people, a stronghold for the people of Israel. Blessings for God's People
"Then you will know that I, the LORD your God, dwell in Zion, my holy hill. Jerusalem will be holy; never again will foreigners invade her.
Joel Chapter 3: Verses 16 - 17
Judah will be inhabited forever and Jerusalem through all generations.
Their bloodguilt, which I have not pardoned, I will pardon." The LORD dwells in Zion!
Joel Chapter 3: Verses 20 - 21
"You only have I chosen of all the families of the earth; therefore I will punish you for all your sins."
Amos Chapter 3: Verse 2
The LORD has taken away your punishment, he has turned back your enemy. The LORD, the King of Israel, is with you; never again will you fear any harm.
Zephaniah Chapter 3: Verse 15
Then Haggai, the LORD's messenger, gave this message of the LORD to the people: "I am with you," declares the LORD.
Haggai Chapter 1: Verse 13
And I myself will be a wall of fire around it,' declares the LORD, 'and I will be its glory within.'
Zechariah Chapter 2: Verse 5
This is what the LORD says: "I will return to Zion and dwell in Jerusalem. Then Jerusalem will be called the City of Truth, and the mountain of the LORD Almighty will be called the Holy Mountain."
Zechariah Chapter 8: Verse 3
The LORD their God will save them on that day as the flock of his people. They will sparkle in his land like jewels in a crown.
Zechariah Chapter 9: Verse 16
The angel went to her and said, "Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you."
Luke Chapter 1: Verse 28
But the angel said to her, "Do not be afraid, Mary, you have found favor with God.
Luke Chapter 1: Verse 30
Everyone who heard this wondered about it, asking, "What then is this child going to be?" For the Lord's hand was with him.Zechariah's Song
Luke Chapter 1: Verse 66
And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men.
Luke Chapter 2: Verse 52
And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Counselor to be with you forever,
the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you.
I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.
Before long, the world will not see me anymore, but you will see me. Because I live, you also will live.
On that day you will realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you.
Whoever has my commands and obeys them, he is the one who loves me. He who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love him and show myself to him."
John Chapter 14: Verses 16 - 21
I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master's business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you.
John Chapter 15: Verse 15
With great power the apostles continued to testify to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and much grace was upon them all.
Acts Chapter 4: Verse 33
but accepts men from every nation who fear him and do what is right.
Acts Chapter 10: Verse 35
No, a man is a Jew if he is one inwardly; and circumcision is circumcision of the heart, by the Spirit, not by the written code. Such a man's praise is not from men, but from God.
Romans Chapter 2: Verse 29
God, who has called you into fellowship with his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, is faithful.Divisions in the Church
1 Corinthians Chapter 1: Verse 9
So then, no more boasting about men! All things are yours,
whether Paul or Apollos or Cephas or the world or life or death or the present or the future,all are yours,
and you are of Christ, and Christ is of God.
1 Corinthians Chapter 3: Verses 21 - 23
All this is for your benefit, so that the grace that is reaching more and more people may cause thanksgiving to overflow to the glory of God.
2 Corinthians Chapter 4: Verse 15
For it is not the one who commends himself who is approved, but the one whom the Lord commends.
2 Corinthians Chapter 10: Verse 18
Because you are sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, "Abba, Father."
Galatians Chapter 4: Verse 6
to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves.
Ephesians Chapter 1: Verse 6
But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought near through the blood of Christ.
For he himself is our peace, who has made the two one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility,
by abolishing in his flesh the law with its commandments and regulations. His purpose was to create in himself one new man out of the two, thus making peace,
and in this one body to reconcile both of them to God through the cross, by which he put to death their hostility.
Ephesians Chapter 2: Verses 13 - 16
In him and through faith in him we may approach God with freedom and confidence.
Ephesians Chapter 3: Verse 12
Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.
Hebrews Chapter 4: Verse 16
By faith Enoch was taken from this life, so that he did not experience death; he could not be found, because God had taken him away. For before he was taken, he was commended as one who pleased God.
Hebrews Chapter 11: Verse 5
But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.
1 Peter Chapter 2: Verse 9
and from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth.
Revelation Chapter 1: Verse 5
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