It is good for a man that he bear the yoke of his youth.
1. Men rarely if ever feel prepared to bear the good yoke the moment it is presented to them.
2. The qualification for bearing the yoke is obtained in bearing it. Practical skill comes only by practice.
3. Those who refuse to gain qualification for a place by working in that place, always fall of qualification and of usefulness anywhere. He who will be a tramp in religion must not expect the glory of immortality.
4. It is good for a man that he bear the yoke in his youth, because then he will not suffer from having wasted time.
5. In view of all this, how beautiful the Saviour's call, "Take My yoke upon you," for if men take not the yoke of Christ, then they must take the yoke of sin and everlasting despair.
(O. T. Lanphear, D. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: It is good for a man that he bear the yoke in his youth.
WEB: It is good for a man that he bear the yoke in his youth.