Jabez Asks God: That Your Hand Would Be With Me

The third line of Jabez’s prayer is:

that Your hand would be with me

Having just asked God for greater blessing — in order to bless others — and more influence — in order to help others — Jabez realizes that he needs God’s direction and guidance so that he may proceed wisely and justly.

Indeed, having more blessing and more power can easily become a heady thing, distracting or even corrupting the recipient   Jabez, being aware of this risk, makes his third petition one of soliciting God guiding hand.

[Read more on The Prayer of Jabez; 1 Chronicles 4:9-10 NKJV]

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