Lamentations 3:25-27 (NKJV) 25 The Lord is good to those who wait for Him, To the soul who seeks Him. 26 It is good that one should hope and wait quietly For the salvation of the Lord. 27 It is good for a man to bear The yoke in his youth.

In the Book of Lamentations, the soul of the prophet Jeremiah is laid bare before us. In verses 25 through 27, Jeremiah cites lessons learned in the school of affliction. He says it is good to wait quietly for the Lord’s deliverance and to submit to the Lord’s yoke early in life. In verses 28 through 30, Jeremiah tells us that it is better to accept the Lord’s chastening without argument and without questioning. In verses 31 through 33, Jeremiah tells us why we ought to be salient when we are being disciplined by the Lord. It is because the Lord’s disciplinary actions will not last forever and it is not without a cause. The Lord will show compassion “According to the multitude of His mercies.” Furthermore, in verses 34 through 36, Jeremiah tells us that the Lord does not approve of oppression, injustice, or the denial of rights. Therefore, in verses 37 through 39, Jeremiah concludes that the Lord is sovereign, His Word prevails and all things serves His will. Therefore, to complain when the Lord punishes sin is senseless. These are the lamentations of Jeremiah.

God Bless and have a great day in God’s Word.