En este pasaje de (1 Crónicas 4), encontramos que la oración de Jabes se eleva para alabar a Dios, al nuevo Dios que había hallado. Como se lee en estos versículos, él invoca al Dios de Israel. Esto confirma que como extranjero se había unido a la nación de Dios y había conseguido refugio en el Dios de Israel.
Así como en los tiempos anteriores lo habían hecho Rahab y Rut. Jabes comprendió claramente que estaría seguro bajo la protección de este Dios. El Dios vivo y verdadero, por lo cual se encomienda por completo a él. La oración de Jabes es un testimonio de su gran fe.
Blessed is the man who doesn’t walk in the counsel of the wicked, nor stand in the way of sinners, nor sit in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in Yahweh’s law. On his law he meditates day and night. He will be like a tree planted by the streams of water, that brings forth its fruit in its season, whose leaf also does not wither. Whatever he does shall prosper.
The idealism and self-sacrificing commitment of that wartime generation are harder to find in our society today. But as Christians, we are challenged to rediscover that commitment. Jesus is saying to his people today the same sort of thing Uncle Sam said in those posters. Jesus is saying to us, “Your church—my church—needs you!”
What is the goal of the Christian life, and how do we help one another get there? One old catechism says that our chief purpose in life is to glorify and enjoy God forever. This is true. We were created for God’s glory and to proclaim his praises (1 Corinthians 10:31; Ephesians 1:11-12; 1 Peter 2:9). We exist to worship God, and in order to be genuine, this worship must come from the heart. It must be an expression of our real feelings. We adore God above everything else, and we submit to his every command.