1 Chronicles 3:
The descendants of King David, sons of King Solomon, and all the bad kings of Judah we have discussed in the past few days.
1 Chronicles 4:
The descendants of Judah, son of Israel (Jacob). Jabez was one of the descendants and he was more honorable than his brothers. It was because he gave his mother lots of pain during childbirth that his mother give him that name. Jabez cried out to God that he be blessed, his borders expanded, and that he would never feel pain all his life. God granted it. Just because your beginning was sad and painful does not mean that you must remain that way. You can use your situation as a rallying point to demand change and progress from God. The descendants of Simeon did not multiply like Judah, but found land that was rich in pasture for their flock. It was for this reason that Hezekiah tried to destroy them and take the land. The Simeonites moved on to take the land of the Amalekites that were left. Never give up. No matter the obstacle or obstruction, always move on to something else and try to make it bigger and better.