Proverbs 16:7 “When a man’s ways are pleasing to the Lord, He makes even his enemies live at peace with him.”

It’s called finding favor before men…of God literally changing attitudes of our enemies.  In Ezra 6:22 the Lord changed the heart and mind of their enemy, the King of Assyria, so that he not only supported and encouraged the Israelite’s work, but assisted in it.  And when Joseph was wrongly thrown into prison, it says in Genesis 39:21 that the Lord was with him, showing him kindness and granting him favor in the eyes of the prison warden.   The Lord can move hearts and extend His good favor to us by anyone…including our enemies.

Genesis 39:20-21 ” But while Joseph was there in the prison, the Lord was with him; He showed him kindness and granted him favor in the eyes of the prison warden.”

Joseph didn’t deserve to be in prison.  He had been unjustly charged by Potiphar’s wife for something he hadn’t done… yet, there he was.  And as Christians today, we know we too don’t have immunity against worldly injustice.  But we do have a Sovereign Lord who is faithful.  For it tells us in Proverbs 16:7, “When a man’s way is pleasing to the Lord, He makes even his enemies live at peace with him.”  So, we may live in a world filled with unfairness and wrong…and we may have to endure being unfairly persecuted…but praise God, we do have a Savior who makes even our enemies befriend us.

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