Increasing In God's Favor: What's the Bible Say?
Well, it appears that good ol' Joel is out with yet another uplifting, encouraging book to scratch the itching ear (2 Timothy 4:3). Its title - It's Your Time: Activate Your Faith, Accomplish Your Dreams, and Increase in God's Favor.
Now, without even having to crack open the book, the front cover alone should bring a moment's (or two) pause.
Here's my questions - focusing on the line, "and increase in God's favor," what is the scriptural answer, response to this assertion? What does the Bible say about God's favor and our ability to "increase" His favor toward us (Christians and/or non-Christians)?
And if you've read the book, I'd be interested in hearing your thoughts on it (doctrinally/theologically grounded, preferably).