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Oh That You Would Bless Me: The Prayer of Jabez

Stephen Sanders


1 Chronicles 4:10

Jabez cried out to the God of Israel,
"Oh, that you would bless me
And enlarge my territory!
Let your hand be with me,
And keep me from harm
So that I will be free from pain."
And God granted his request.

Posted by on Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Once upon a time, right in the middle of a genealogy in 1 Chronicles, the author took a break to tell us about a man whose name meant "Pain." This man cried out to God to be changed, to be made new. That prayer was answered, and that same God will do the same for you today.