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.