Scripture for the day is Proverbs 21:15,17,20

15 When justice is done, it brings joy to the righteous
    but terror to evildoers.

17 Whoever loves pleasure will become poor;
    whoever loves wine and olive oil will never be rich.

20 The wise store up choice food and olive oil,
    but fools gulp theirs down.

After reading and reflecting on the passage, pray saying, Lord, there has never been a society like mine, where the powerful forces of the media, marketing, and culture urge me to gratify my desires for comfort and pleasure. You died with only one possession – your robe. Oh. make me wise here, neither legalistically enjoying hardship for it’s own sake nor avoiding it. Amen.