Precious fruits of sanctified affliction!

(Newman Hall)

"It was good for me that I have been afflicted." Psalm 119:71

One of the precious fruits of sanctified affliction is humility. 

If pride is the Christian's greatest foe then anything that rebukes it is our great friend.

Pride in our 'strength' is rebuked by infirmity.

Pride in our 'beauty' is rebuked by disease.

Pride in our 'wealth' is rebuked by losses.

Pride in our 'fame' is rebuked by slander.

"It was good for me that I have been afflicted." Psalm 119:71