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Topic: A Fascinating Few: Jabez [David Jeremiah Ministry 11 May  2024 | Turning Point Ministries]

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A Fascinating Few: Jabez

MAY 11, 2024

And Jabez called on the God of Israel saying, “Oh, that You would bless me indeed, and enlarge my territory, that Your hand would be with me, and that You would keep me from evil, that I may not cause pain!” So God granted him what he requested.
1 Chronicles 4:10

 Recommended Reading: Genesis 32:24-26

Jabez was an honorable man, but he lived with a specific burden. In Hebrew his name sounded like the word for “pain.” His mother named him “Jabez” because “[she] bore him in pain” (1 Chronicles 4:9). It was common in those days to give names related to certain circumstances. But imagine the shame Jabez might have endured for having “pain” for a name. As an honorable man, he didn’t want to be associated with pain.

So Jabez went to the Lord in prayer. He asked God to bless him and expand his land and livelihood; he asked God to be with him and keep him from being a source of pain to others. And God granted his request. We know nothing more about Jabez except he exchanged his fear for God’s blessing.

God will do the same for you. If there is any shame or fear you live with, ask God to remove it and grant you His blessing.

Come, thou fount of every blessing, tune my heart to sing thy grace.
Robert Robinson

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