Lamentations 3:25

25 The LORD is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him;

Lamentations 3:25 in Other Translations

25 The LORD is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him.
25 The LORD is good to those who wait for him, to the soul who seeks him.
25 The LORD is good to those who depend on him, to those who search for him.
25 God proves to be good to the man who passionately waits, to the woman who diligently seeks.
25 The Lord is good to those who wait for Him, to the person who seeks Him.

Lamentations 3:25 Meaning and Commentary

Lamentations 3:25

The Lord [is] good to them that wait for him
For the enjoyment of him as their portion in this world, and in that to come; for his presence here and hereafter; which they are sometimes now deprived of, but should wait patiently for it; since he has his set time to arise and favour them with it; to such is he "good" communicatively, and in a special way and manner. They that wait for him shall not be ashamed, or disappointed of what they expect; they shall renew their spiritual strength, and grow stronger and stronger; they shall inherit the earth, the new heavens and the new earth; enjoy many blessings now, and have good things laid up for them hereafter, eye has not seen, nor ear heard, ( Isaiah 49:23 ) ( 40:31 ) ( 64:4 ) ( Psalms 37:9 ) ; perhaps some regard may be had to the coming of Christ in the flesh, which the saints then expected, and were waiting for in faith and hope; to whom the Lord was good and gracious in due time, by performing the mercy promised them, ( Isaiah 25:9 ) ; to the soul [that] seeketh him;
that seeketh him aright; that seeks him by prayer and supplication; that seeks him in his house and ordinances, where he is to be found; that seeks him early, in the first place, and above all things else; that seeks him earnestly, diligently, with his whole spirit, heart, and soul; that seeks his face, his favour, grace, and glory, and all in Christ, through whom all are to be enjoyed. God is good to such souls; he is a rewarder of them in a way of grace; with himself, as their shield and exceeding great reward; with his Son, and all things freely with him; with his Spirit and graces, and with eternal glory and happiness; such find what they seek for, Christ, his grace, and eternal fire; the Lord never forsakes them, nor the work of his hand in them, and they shall live spiritually and eternally; see ( Hebrews 11:6 ) ( Proverbs 8:17 ) ( Matthew 7:7 ) ( Romans 2:7 ) ( Psalms 9:10 ) ( 69:32 ) .

Lamentations 3:25 In-Context

23 They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.
24 I say to myself, “The LORD is my portion; therefore I will wait for him.”
25 The LORD is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him;
26 it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the LORD.
27 It is good for a man to bear the yoke while he is young.

Cross References 1

  • 1. S Psalms 33:18; Isaiah 25:9; S Isaiah 30:18
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