Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
Instead of being bitter, or changing his name to something like "love" or "peace," Jabez turned to the Lord. He asked God to bless his life indeed. Let us boldly ask God for His blessings in an extraordinary empowering and enabling way.
How the Holy Spirit Can Lead You as He Led Jabez (I Chron. 4:9,10)
Illustration: Oh, that You would bless me . . . and that You would keep me from evil, that I may not cause pain! –1 Chronicles 4:10
When we read through the Bible, we’re inclined to skip the first nine chapters of 1