Interesting But Obscure People of the Bible, Series #2: Jabez
Most people have heard of Abraham, David, Paul and Peter; there are many many more we can learn about in the Bible's sixty-six books that cover so many years of history. Here are a few more and not all of them are saints:
Jabez is only mentioned two times in the Bible.
First when he was described as an honorable man
who's Mother suffered pain at his birth and
when he prayed to God for land.
1. 1Chronicles 4:9 "Jabez was more honorable than his
brethren: and his mother called his name Jabez,
saying, "Because I bare him with sorrow."
2. 1Chronicles 4:10 "Jabez called on the God of Israel,
saying, "Oh that thou wouldest bless me indeed, and
enlarge my coast, and that thine hand might be
with me, and that thou wouldest keep me from evil,
that it may not grieve me!"
And God granted him that which he requested.
Jabez was honored because of his relationship with God. God had a purpose for Israel and He had a purpose for Jabez.
To have our prayers answered; before we pray, we must:
1. be in a good moral state
2. know God [repent of sin trusting Jesus]
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Isaiah 26:3; Philippines 4:6
7-8-21-21, Israel has only 8000 square miles of land - the Muslims have 5 million. Yet, they also want the Jews land. Of all the nations of the world, the Lord chose the descendants of Jacob [Jews], not Ishmael [Muslims], to be His covenant people - the descendants of Abraham and wife Sarah. (Genesis 17:19-21; Malachi 1:1–5).
✝️ 6-8-20, Jesus is God; He came to save sinners. “For He [Jesus] Whom God sent speaks the words of God: The Father loves the Son & has given all things into His hand. He that believs on the Son hath everlasting life & they that believes not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on them.” John 3:34-36
✝️ 6-7-20, The Lord □ Jesus spoke from the cross first of forgiveness, salvation then of His Mother's care into John's hands. He spoke of being forsaken & then triumph as His task as human was complete shedding His perfect blood for the forgiveness of sins to all who repent believing in Him. His body was thirsty. And last of His reunion with the Father. Matthew 27:46; Luke 23:34, 43, 46; John 19:26-28, 30; Mark 15:34
✝️ 5-7-20, Sins □ Jesus Harshly Condemns; He said, “God knows our hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God. V9 For all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.” [Pride] Luke 16:15, 18:9-14; Hebrews 1:8-9
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