Wednesday, March 04, 2009 Day7

Our Lent Partners: "I invite you to read Psalm 119:49-72.
'It is good for me that I was humbled (or afflicted), so that I might learn your statutes. The law of your mouth is better to me than thousands of gold and silver pieces.' (Psalm 119:71,72)

How often have you acknowledged the good that is coming out of your pain, hardship, or affliction?

The psalmist could see the value in the suffering that humbled him. Because it forced him to turn to God. It encouraged him to study the word and find what God would say to him through it.

Without his difficult circumstances, lethargy would have set in. He would have taken life easier. Taken God’s word for granted. And coasted through life in a daze.

During times of suffering, God can truly speak to you. It’s a time when you can be genuinely open to God’s word, because you have nothing left to lose.

Despite his pain, the psalmist knew the priceless value of God’s wisdom—wisdom he could read, meditate on, think through, and work out personally in his life. Even when that life was difficult."


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