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Jabez

February 25, 2010
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I’ve always been interested by the story of Jabez, and the numerous books written about 2 verses in a relative obscure passage in the Bible, 1 Chronicles 4:

9 Now Jabez was more honorable than his brothers, and his mother called his name Jabez, saying, “Because I bore him in pain.” 10 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.

It just interests me how the whole chapter talks about a lineage, A was the son of B, who fathered C and whose mother was D, etc.  Yet the writer takes a pause when he comes to Jabez, and writes a little more about him.  Jabez must have had one extraordinary story, and look forward to hearing it when Jesus comes to take us home.

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One Comment leave one →
  1. Victoria permalink
    February 26, 2010 10:09 am

    It’s a wonderful prayer.

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