EXERT FROM: “ABRAHAM” by Jimmy Swaggart
Proving that Abraham now knows Who One of the three actually is, he addresses Him as LORD, the same terminology that he used in (Genesis 15:2. But Abram said, “Sovereign Lord, what can you give me since I remain childless and the one who will inherit[a] my estate is Eliezer of Damascus?”)
The phrase, “If now I have found favor in Your Sight,” implies far more than a mere formal remark or question.
Abraham had found favor in God’s Sight but only by and through the Faith which Abraham exhibited. To be sure, it was Faith in Christ and what Christ would do to redeem us. Again I refer to the fact that Jesus spoke of Abraham seeing His Day and, therefore, being glad (Jn. 8:56 Your father Abraham rejoiced at the thought of seeing my day; he saw it and was glad.”).
Favor in God’s Sight can be obtained in one manner and in one manner only, and that is by Faith.
However, when we speak of Faith, we are speaking exclusively of Faith in Christ and His Cross. That, in fact, is having Faith in the Word because the Word of God is the Story from cover to cover of Jesus Christ and Him Crucified.
Who Jesus is and what Jesus has done, and again we refer to the Cross, is where all Faith should be anchored and maintained.
This alone guarantees the Favor of God, and all else guarantees His Disfavor.