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The name of Jabez springs up in 1 Chronicles 4:9 with no setting of time or family, yet God called this man honorable, esteemed, and renowned and granted his prayer requests.
As we have meditated on the prayer of Jabez, we have caught a glimpse of Jabez's large view of God and of God's ability to supply from the wealth of who He is. David, another man God honored, knew the same truth. Both Jabez and David had experienced great pain and rejection in life, but they also both knew their true source of life and hope was in God. Psalm 16:5-9 is David's version of Jabez's prayer, spoken not from a place of need, but of assurance of God's provision.
"Unto the measure
If you want to know the power of God (that is, the resurrection life of Jesus) in your human flesh, you must dwell on the tragedy of God.