1 Chronicles 4:10 (NIV) ~ 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.

My thought for today

This is an amazing verse, tucked away in the book of 1 Chronicles in the Old Testament. It is like a very precious gem, just waiting to be found. It is only when you read 1 Chronicles 4:10 that you discover it, like buried treasure.
Jabez, the Bible says in 1 Chronicles 4:9, was a man of honor. The Bible tells us that he was more honorable than his brothers. Where are the men of honor today? Has the word “honor” become just a byword? It is not only noble to be honorable, but it is a characteristic of someone who has dignity, integrity, and high moral principles. Furthermore, Jabez believed in the Lord his God. He was a man of honor with godly principles, who stood out from the crowd. Therefore, when you make the choice to be an instrument of honorable purposes for the Kingdom of God, and…

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