Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Bible Highlights: 1 Chronicles 1-4

1 Chronicles 4:10
"Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying: 'O that you would bless me and enlarge my territory and let your hand be with me and preserve me from calamity, so that it may bring no harm to me!' So God brought about what he asked for."

At first glance Jabez's prayer at 1 Chronicles 4:10 might seem a bit selfish because he asked for more land and to be preserved from calamity. But, his prayer was answered, so it couldn't have been selfish. He may have wanted more land so that his territory could hold more worshippers of Jehovah, and when asking to be shielded from calamity he may have meant just that it wouldn't overwhelm him. He is a good example for us and our prayers. 


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1 comment:

  1. That's a really good point. Jabez also asked that God's "hand" or blessing be with him. God was very willing to be there for him, and God is still constantly attentive to our needs, and more than willing to meet them. Prayer helps us pour our trust into God, and allow Him to go to work on our behalf.

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