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Bless Me, Indeed!

The first line of the Prayer of Jabez, is: “Oh, that you would bless me, indeed,” First of all, the word “indeed” is a way of adding emphasis, much like we would do with an exclamation point.  It wasn’t enough for Jabez to merely make his request, he made it passionately and emphatically. The request […]

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You Don’t Have to be a Pain

The obscure Old Testament character Jabez is only mentioned in two verses in the Bible. A reoccurring theme (if two verses can have a reoccurring theme) is pain. The birth of Jabez is marked by pain and his mom gives him a name to let everyone know that.  What a terrible legacy to give a […]