To be blessed by God is to be the recipient of his goodness and favor. In this sense, all people are blessed by God since God is the true source of all blessings. Given that his name meant “pain”, it’s possible that Jabez is asking God for an extra measure of favor and goodness. God is able to take our most painful experiences and turn them into blessings. Instead of focusing on his past, Jabez chose to focus on his future. God’s resources are unlimited and we shouldn’t hesitate to ask him for resources. When God does bless us, it is always for his glory.
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