Thursday, December 24, 2015
The Jabez Generation
Below is the blurb that describes the book on Christianbook.com
"Do you want to be extravagantly blessed by God? Are you ready to reach for the extraordinary? To ask God for the abundant blessings He longs to give you? Let Bruce Wilkinson help you discover how the remarkable prayer of a little-known Bible hero can release God's favor, power and protection. You'll see how one daily prayer can help you leave the past behind and break through to the life you were meant to live."
This blurb sounds just like all the hype I have heard about the book. According to what I've heard, the "truth" of this prayer seems to focus around "enlarge my territory" and "bless me indeed". But this is a very superficial and selfish warping of the truth of Jabez's prayer.
Is it possible that we completely missed the point of Jabez's prayer?
Is it possible that our obsession with the Prosperity Gospel has blinded us to the true heart of Jabez?