And Jabez was more honourable than his brethren: and his mother called his name Jabez, saying:-
“Because I bare him with sorrow”
And Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying:-
“Oh that you would bless me, indeed and enlarge my coast, and that thine hand might be with me, and that thou wouldst keep me from evil, and that I may not cause pain!”
And God granted him that which he requested………
(1 Chronicles 4: 9-10)
Jabez’s superiority of honour lay:-
- In piety towards God, the true source and characteristic of honour
- In his pursuit of advancement being in dependence upon God
- In his complete dependence upon God’s protection
- In his unshaken confidence in restraining and preventing grace.
Dear Father God
Please expand our territory, as you did for Jabez.
And, whatever we do in our earthly life, please help us to always act in such a way that we will cause no one any harm or discomfiture.
In Jesus name
With many peaceful blessings