The Prayer of Jabez

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.
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