To understand the true nature of grace, we must know that grace is not simply a prayer we say over our food before we eat, but is actually Jesus Christ. God’s unmerited, unearned favor, who was sent to us in human form, changes our lives for the better in dramatic fashion. For those changes to occur, we must depend on God’s favor every day. Favor can be defined as preferential treatment, or the selection of someone to receive something good regardless of others’ superior qualifications. Just like with Joseph, who went from being in jail to being a ruler over all Egypt, leaning into God’s grace and accepting it for ourselves takes us from the pit and places us in the palace.