1 Chron 4: 9 -11
Jabez was more honourable than his brothers. His mother had named him Jabez, saying, “I gave birth to him in pain.” 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.
Common sense tells us that it will be too far-fetched to believe we can unlock the secrets of success through just a prayer chant making God into a genie and not a Sovereign God as a result.
An honourable man has these qualities and God will surely entrust true riches to such a person who fear Him also. Luke 16:10-11.
1. Honour. It is defined as honesty, fairness or integrity in one’s beliefs and actions. We must develop a pure sense of honesty, integrity and fairness in every aspect of our lives. Titus 2: 11-12
2. Humanity. It is defined as the quality of being humane; the kind feelings, dispositions, and sympathies of man; especially a disposition to relieve people in distress, and to treat them with kindness and tenderness. Prov 19:17; Ps 41:1-3
3. Perseverance. It is defined as steady persistence in a course of action, especially in spite of difficulties, obstacles or discouragement. James 1:2-4;12; 5:11