Thursday, August 20, 2009

Jabez - Honor Roll.

1 Chronicles 4:9a Jabez was more honorable than his brothers.

If you could choose one word to describe yourself - what would it be? If you could choose one word to compare yourself against other people - what would it be? Sounds like those awful job interview questions, doesn't it?

The first time Jabez is ever mentioned in the Bible - and let us take note that to even be mentioned in the Bible means we should 'take note' - he is described as "honorable". And not just plain 'honorable', comparatively MORE honorable than his brothers.

I did my Webster search to find out just exactly what this word entails, here it is: characterized by integrity : guided by a high sense of honor and duty.

Today begins my look at Jabez and why God would give such high praise to Jabez - a man who is only shortly mentioned in an obscure area of the Bible amidst the tedious geneology verses.

Final question, if God could choose one word to describe you, what would it be?

1 wonderful insights:

Kay Martin said...

One word for me seems to me not to be the same every day. That's probably a confession of inconsistency, but faithful would be the word that I've been called and I have felt. Now, that's a good thing, but sometimes a season is over, but I'm still holding on and propping up.
God has to show me when enough is enough; I'm slow to pick up on that.

There have been times I could have been named "Jabez."