Wednesday, 2 March 2016


What do you make of the word 'good?'

"The Lord is wonderfully good to those who wait for him, to those who seek for him. 26 It is good both to hope and wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord." - Lamentations 3:25-26

I find that it is actually quite hard to define 'good' in simple terms. Of course we can use many synonyms to help us understand it a little better ... great, favourable, satisfying, positive, superb, etc.

The reason I ask this question about 'good' is because Jeremiah uses it a number of times in this collection of verses - if you read through Lamentations 3:25-27, you will see him use it three/four times. Perhaps this is just another case of our English language falling short of the original text, but the repeated use of 'good 'certainly gets our attention.

Anyway, whatever word we prefer, I still believe that the message for us today is the same - It is to our 'benefit' to wait patiently for the Lord. We need to believe that God has our best interests at heart and that all things will work out for the best for us.

What do you think?

Psalm 71:16 - I walk in the strength of the Lord God. I tell everyone that you alone are just and good.

Living in Grace

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