Knowing JESUS Daily Devotional | January 2, 2021 | LESSONS FROM PSALMS | It is good for me that I have been afflicted; that I might learn thy statutes

It is good for me that I have been afflicted; that I might learn thy statutes [ pay attention to your decrees ]. - Psalms 119:71

It is good for me that I have been afflicted; that I might learn thy statutes [ pay attention to your decrees ]. - Psalms 119:71
It is good for me that I have been afflicted; that I might learn thy statutes [ pay attention to your decrees ]. – Psalms 119:71
It is good for me that I have been afflicted; that I might learn thy statutes [ pay attention to your decrees ]. – Psalms 119:71

Dearly beloved brethren, now that our loving Father in heaven, has brought us to this new year, He will commence in earnest, His purpose for bringing us to this glorious year.

One major thing that God will like to accomplish in the lives of all Bible believing believers, is to conform them to the image of His dear Son, in the person of our Lord Jesus Christ. See it.

Romans 8:29 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.

But then in doing this, He might engage some methods, expedient for us, but might bring us into some situations we don’t seem to understand. . See what the scriptures says

Isa 48:10 Behold, I have refined thee, but not with silver;I have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction.
Malachi 3:2-3 But who may abide the day of his coming? and who shall stand when he appeareth? for he is like a refiner’s fire, and like fullers’ soap: And he shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver: and he shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer unto the LORD an offering in righteousness.
Hebrews 12:10-11 For they verily for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; but he for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness. Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.
1 Peter 1:7 That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:
It is good for me that I have been afflicted; that I might learn thy statutes [ pay attention to your decrees ]. – Psalms 119:71

Beloved the scriptures says two things, while this refining is going on in the lives of the believers and yours in particular .

1. Even though you do not understand the reason for this inconvent situation,. It is working for your earthly and eternal well being.

Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

2. By the time God would be through, you will possess the nature of Christ, that guarantees your blissful eternity with Him.

Job 23:10 But he knoweth the way that I take: when he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold.

The good Lord shall help you to go through the process triumphantly in Jesus name.

This was the plight of king David also, as revealed in this verse of the Bible. See it yourself.

It is good for me that I have been afflicted; that I might learn thy statutes [ pay attention to your decrees ]. – Psalms 119:71

Beloved, see this same passage in another version.

NLT
Psalms 119:71 My suffering was good for me, for it taught me to pay attention to your decrees.

See it amplified.

See here, 1. That it has been the lot of the best saints to be afflicted. The proud and the wicked lived in pomp and pleasure, while David, though he kept close to God and his duty, was still in affliction. Waters of a full cup are wrung out to God’s people, Psalms 73:10. 2. That it has been the advantage of God’s people to be afflicted. David could speak experimentally: It was good for me; many a good lesson he had learnt by his afflictions, and many a good duty he had been brought to which otherwise would have been unlearnt and undone. Therefore God visited him with affliction, that he might learn God’s statutes; and the intention was answered: the afflictions had contributed to the improvement of his knowledge and grace. He that chastened him taught him. The rod and reproof give wisdom.

This same thing that happened to king David was experienced by the whole nation of Israel, during the time of Moses, when they were in the wilderness. See it yourself.

Deuteronomy 8:2-3 And thou shalt remember all the way which the LORD thy God led thee these forty years in the wilderness, to humble thee, and to prove thee, to know what was in thine heart, whether thou wouldest keep his commandments, or no. And he humbled thee, and suffered thee to hunger, and fed thee with manna, which thou knewest not, neither did thy fathers know; that he might make thee know that man doth not live by bread only, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of the LORD doth man live.
Deuteronomy 8:15 -16 Who led thee through that great and terrible wilderness, wherein were fiery serpents, and scorpions, and drought, where there was no water; who brought thee forth water out of the rock of flint; Who fed thee in the wilderness with manna, which thy fathers knew not, that he might humble thee, and that he might prove thee, to do thee good at thy latter end;
It is good for me that I have been afflicted; that I might learn thy statutes [ pay attention to your decrees ]. – Psalms 119:71

Beloved should you get into an humbling situation as you go in the journey of year 2021. Don’t be surprised. It is to do thee good at thy latter end and guarantee your eternal well being.

Psalms 66:10 For thou, O God, hast proved us: thou hast tried us, as silver is tried.
Proverbs 17:3 The fining pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold: but the LORD trieth the hearts.

The good Lord shall help you in particular in Jesus name.

It is good for me that I have been afflicted; that I might learn thy statutes [ pay attention to your decrees ]. – Psalms 119:71

See you at the top in Jesus name

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