Psalm 119:65-72, Suffering is God's blessed gift! Go forward through s…
Psalm 119:65-72, Suffering is God's blessed gift! Go forward through suffering.
65.Do good to your servant according to your word, O LORD.
66.Teach me knowledge and good judgment, for I believe in your commands.
67.Before I was afflicted I went astray, but now I obey your word.
68.You are good, and what you do is good; teach me your decrees.
69.Though the arrogant have smeared me with lies, I keep your precepts with all my heart.
70.Their hearts are callous and unfeeling, but I delight in your law.
71.It was good for me to be afflicted so that I might learn your decrees.
72.The law from your mouth is more precious to me than thousands of pieces of silver and gold.
What is suffering? It is a blessed gift.
* Testimony of Joel Sonnenberg, <The most beautiful person in the world, Joel>
Frederick Meyer, <Suffering is a Gift>, Philippians 1:29, Grace(faith) and Suffering.
Psalm 119:71, It is good for me that I have been afflicted so that I might learn your decrees.
Why is suffering a blessed gift of God?
1. Suffering is a school of learning a good God (65, 68).
Verses 65, 68,
Acts 16, Paul's suffering made us learn a good God. Guardian Family Salvation (34)
* A testimony of the whole family believing in Jesus during hardship.
2, Suffering is a training school for maturity (69, 70).
In verses 69 and 70, we learned the joy of the Word from humility and a fat heart through pride.
* The lesson of the tree rings (summer and winter)
* Mature of Joseph, Job 23:10. Train maturity while watching the Lord's suffering.
3. Suffering is a great work (71).
Verse 71, It was good for me to be afflicted so that I might learn your decrees.
Handel's Messiah, John Bunyan's <Pilgrim Progress>
The greatest suffering, the salvation of mankind, was accomplished through the crucifixion of Jesus.
Conclusion / Let's look at Jesus on the cross and its sufferings. Suffering is God's blessed gift. I bless you to learn more about God through sufferings, to mature and to accomplish great things in blessed suffering. Amen.