Day 9: Ask God to Train You

“Be good to Your servant, God; be as good as Your Word. Train me in good common sense; I’m thoroughly committed to living Your way. Before I learned to answer You, I wandered all over the place, but now I’m in step with Your Word. You are good, and the source of good; train me in Your goodness. The godless spread lies about me, but I focus my attention on what You are saying; they’re bland as a bucket of lard, while I dance to the tune of Your revelation. My troubles turned out all for the best—they forced me to learn from Your textbook. Truth from Your mouth means more to me than striking it rich in a gold mine.”  —Psalm 119:65-72 (MSG)

Devotional Thought for Today: 

The Psalmist was desperate for God to train him. When God trains us, we become good, as He is. Our troubles and trials make us turn around for the better, for we turn to His Word during our times of desperation. His Word becomes more precious to us than silver and gold.