Jabez cried out
Do you picture this as a mellow prayer?
As a calm, dispassionate request?
Jabez cried out!
Some other possible translations: he called out, uttered a loud sound, cried for help.
Bob describes this more like a pounding on the table prayer: “I’m not letting up until I see a breakthrough!”
Does this seem a bit extreme?
When we get a breakthrough, our breakthrough blesses others.
When Thomas Edison got his breakthrough in lighting, his breakthrough changed the world.
When William Wilberforce got his breakthrough in England, enslaved people worldwide shared his triumph as they went free.
One person’s breakthrough can shift daily life and the history of the nations of the earth.
It’s good to pound the table.
Because the world still awaits breakthrough in many places.