Although we know very little about Jabez – there is not much information about him in the Bible, his prayer is very powerful!
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
If we all had the faith of Jabez our lives would be greatly blessed by the Lord our God.
With many peaceful blessings