Poverty and affliction
"Before I was afflicted I went astray, but now I obey Your word." Psalm 119:67
"It was good for me to be afflicted so that I might learn Your decrees." Psalm 119:71
Poverty and affliction take away the fuel which feeds pride!
"I know, O LORD, that Your laws are righteous, and in faithfulness You have afflicted me." Psalm 119:75