Day 53: Spiritual Food in Quarantine
Suffering was good for me; I learned your laws.
Why? That’s the perennial question about suffering. More specifically because of love of self, why me? Sometimes we get answers, sometimes we don’t. Instead of why, maybe we should ask what. What good can come out of affliction? That’s God’s constant question and business for our sake. Psalm 119 proclaims, “my comfort in my affliction is this: Your word has kept me alive” and “suffering was good for me; I learned your laws.” What should be a daily reading of God’s word, to some has become like tomorrow, always a day away. Like the Psalmist, we can benefit from our adverse situation. Let today be the first day of a life spent growing in the knowledge of God and the working of all things for good. One very good way is through His word. So grab your Bibles and keep it from dust. The best way is to open it and read it everyday.