3 Bible Tips: God's Grace and Favor in the Old Testament
The Hebrew word chen is often translated grace in the Old Testament, and it means graciousness, kindness and favor.
1. God's grace leads us to respond to God's Spirit and repent, realizing our part in Christ's death.
"And I will pour on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem the Spirit of grace and supplication; then they will look on Me whom they pierced. Yes, they will mourn for Him as one mourns for his only son, and grieve for Him as one grieves for a firstborn" (Zechariah 12:10).
2. Grace is a result of embracing God's wisdom.
"She [wisdom] will place on your head an ornament of grace; a crown of glory she will deliver to you" (Proverbs 4:9).
3. God gives grace to those who do what is right.
"For the Lord God is our light and protector. He gives us grace and glory. No good thing will the Lord withhold from those who do what is right" (Psalm 84:11, New Living Translation).
For more about God's grace, see A
Most Precious Gift.