Enlarge My Coast
July 18, 2021 / 1 Chronicles 4:9-10
“Enlarge My Coast” – 1 Chronicles 4:9-10
Hebrews 10:24 And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works.
I. His Story of
1 Chronicles 4:9 And Jabez was more honorable than his brethren: and his mother call his name Jabez, saying, Because I bare him with sorrow.
1 Chronicles 2:55 And the families of the scribes which dwelt at Jabez; the Tirathites, the Shimeathites, and Suchathites. These are the Kenites that came of Hemath, the father of the house of Rechab.
Many Bible scholars believe that Jabez was the father of a group of people known as the “Kenites” who were known as doctors of the Law and followers of God. The city called “Jabez” was evidently named after him.
1 Corinthians 15:10 But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain; but I laboured more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.
II. His for More
1 Chronicles 4:10a And Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, Oh that thou wouldest bless me indeed, and enlarge my coast, and that thine hand might be with me, and that thou wouldest keep me from evil, that it may not grieve me!
Ephesians 5:18 And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;
Don’t give control of your life to anything or anyone other than God, and as you do His Spirit will empower and enable you for whatever life brings your way.
III. His Granting for
1 Chronicles 4:10b And God granted him that which he requested.
James 4:2-3 Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not. Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts.
Matthew 7:7-8 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.
John 14:13-14 And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.