Call Upon the One Who Answers
Jabez cried out to the God of Israel. 1 Chronicles 4:10 NIV
As we look at the life of this now popular Biblical character Jabez, I find the greatest truth about him to be the God unto which He called!
Jabez, as we saw yesterday, had a rough beginning. His mother gave him his name because he had caused great pain during child birth. I don't get the impression from the verse that he was "the favorite" child.
But, Jabez knew where to go for help! He cried out to a great God! He went to the source of all life for help! Jabez cried out to the God of his ancestors. He had probably heard all his life about the miracles of God, and how his people had been blessed. He knew this God to be faithful. He knew this God to be powerful. And, evidently, he knew this God to be personal.
Without the use of a priest, without the use of a psychic hotline, without the use of a spiritist, Jabez calls upon the Living God. He makes a personal appeal to the One who created him.
Got troubles? Who are you calling upon for help? Call upon the One who has the answers! Call upon the God of Israel! Call upon the God of Jabez! Call upon the God, the One and Only true God, who was, and is, and is still to come!