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Jabez: a Roadsign of Hope

Sermon; #1548A; 41 minutes
Given 06-Jun-20

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Mark Schindler asserts that Jesus Christ tends His people—His fruit-bearing branches, just as a gardener cultivates his plants. It is significant that Mary Magdalene mistook the risen Christ as the gardener; indeed, Jesus Christ serves as a gardener and landscaper working to restore a creation which mankind, deceived by Satan, has badly polluted. The prayer of Jabez (I Chronicles 4:9-10), who was so-named because his mother had great pain bearing him, that he would cause no pain serves as an emblem of God's eventually reversing the curse on mankind (Genesis 3:16-19). Jabez is a significant place marker in the lineage of David, the man after God's own heart. In direct opposition to the line of Cain/Nimrod, which led mankind away from God, Jabez becomes an emblem of Christ's restoring the relationship between God and Man. As such, Jabez represents a hope or trust in a future Savior to remove the curse inflicted on our parents, the same hope which led David, who stumbled mightily, to turn back to God (Psalm 51). Like Jabez and David, God's people live in a world cursed by sin. God has given the children of Light His Spirit, just as He did Jabez and David. Jesus, the gardener who never quits, will tend His people until He has reversed the curse of sin.


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