When you started reading the list of the descendants of Judah, in 1st Chronicles, it is a basic list of the fathers and sons.
But if you persist you will find the hidden gem, of one individual.
This is what it says – There was a man named Jabez, who was more honorable than any of his brothers.
His mother named him Jabez – because his birth had been so painful. (His name was in our language – Pain)
He was the one who prayed to the God of Israel, “Oh, that you would bless me and expand my territory!
Please be with me in all I do, and keep me from all trouble and pain”
And God granted him his request.
This story is two verses, yet this, tells us that Jabez was more interested in honoring God.
He was living among dishonorable men, in his own family, and he knew his only hope was to trust in
God’s faithfulness. He knew the blessings which Moses had given to the Children of Israel, and believed
in God’s protection, provision and wanted a personal relationship with His God. Yaweh!
He was granted his request, so we can believe that he did expand his territory, (some versions say, the pegs
of my tent) that he was given FAVOR, and was free from trouble and pain.
Do you need a blessing today?
What is on your heart and mind?
Relationships, finances, employment, children, family, the place you worship. The world?
This is one of my favorite songs as it states the truth about how I love God and am grateful for his love and
blessings in my life. …..
“In everything I say and do let my life honor you, Here I am living for your glory,
Seeking first the Kingdom of my Lord. ……..
In this world of constant change, and uncertain weather, and earthquakes. Let us keep Jabez’s faith
and believe – the best is yet to be.
Talk to God, praise him, and have an attitude of gratitude. Serve in a Bible believing church, and grow
in Spirit and in truth. You will be called the children of God, his own precious possession.
At the end of each day count yourself blessed if you have had food, and shelter, and have clothes to wear.
If you are still a lost sheep, then seek your shepherd. Jesus (God’s only son) is the Good Shepherd who cares
for the sheep. If you seek him with all your heart you will find him and he will change your forever.
There are several books available about the prayer of Jabez. It is good to read spiritual books that help you
understand what the Bible is teaching.
To find Jabez read – Chapter 4 v 9-10 NLT. For a different translation the NASB. The blessings are found
in Dueteronomy 28: 1 – 14
Have a very blessed week, In Jesus love, peace, grace, and power.
Your sister in Christ.