It has been said that those who seek trouble are sure to find it. It is equally true that those who truly seek good will find it (Matt 7:7-8). Today, we look at another proverb, “He who earnestly seeks good finds favor, but trouble will come to him who seeks evil.” (Prov 11:27) In the eternal sense, this is always true. Those who truly want to know and understand God will respond to Him in faith (Matt 6:33). Those who reject Him will, eventually, be in a state of eternal destruction (Matt 25:41, 46).

How does your life affect others? If the answer is doing good and helping others, you will obtain the blessed favor of God and men (Luke 2:52). If the answer is to serve yourself and cause trouble for others, then certain punishment is coming from God and men (Ps 9:15-16).

This proverb offers success or trouble. Which will you choose? The key is how you treat others. If you are good to men, you will be blessed. “For ‘He who would love life and see good days, Let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips from speaking deceit. Let him turn away from evil and do good; Let him seek peace and pursue it. For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, And His ears are open to their prayers; But the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.'” (1 Pet 3:10-12)

Don’t comfort yourself that you do not wrong others, that you stay to yourself and let them live their own lives. You will never be blessed. The favor of God and men is on those who “who earnestly seeks good”. Ask the Lord who He would have you serve today for His kingdom.