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How can good come from pain?

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How can good come from pain?

Usually when I run into a genealogy in the Bible, I skim it quickly and move on to the next piece of text.  A few months ago, I was doing that very skimming when a verse stood out to me.  It was about Jabez.  I read a book about Jabez back in college, but I haven’t really thought about him very much since then.   Because of that very popular book, The Prayer of Jabez, many people know his prayer well.  He prayed, “Oh, that you would bless me and enlarge my territory! Let your hand be with me, and keep me from...

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