May 5, 2022
For whether we are troubled and are straitened,
or whether we rejoice and exult,
He is to be praised,
who both in tribulations does instruct,
and in gladness does comfort.
For the praise of God from the heart and mouth of a Christian man ought not to depart;
not that he may be praising in prosperity,
and speaking evil in adversity;
"I will speak good of the Lord in every time,
alway the praise of Him is in my mouth."
Thou dost rejoice; acknowledge a Father indulging: you are troubled;
acknowledge a Father chastening.
Whether He indulge,
or whether He chasten,
He is instructing one for whom He is preparing an inheritance.