1 Chronicles 4
-The lineage of the tribes of Israel continues in this chapter focusing primarily on the tribes of Judah, Ashur, and Simeon. There are many names and a few brief descriptions. One of the most notable was Jabez (1 Chronicles 4:9-10). He is described as more honorable than his brothers, even though he was born with great pain to his mother. He is heroically noted for his prayer in calling out to God for blessings, enlarged territory, the presence of God, and for safety away from the pains of this world. And God granted him what he requested. *Application* These things are certainly available to us as well as we pray to our Heavenly Father in supplication. God wants to bless us and enrich our lives in every way (John 10:10). He wants to enlarge our dominion and influence so that we can impact this world with His gospel and glory. He wants us to know that He is “Emmanuel (God with us)” and that we can abide in Him (John 15). He is our protector (Psalm 121:7) in a wicked and perverse generation that does not seek after Him. We have security in the LORD when we simply ask. Amen!
Verse to Memorize: 1 Chronicles 4:10