Wednesday, May 10, 2017

May 10

The book of Ruth is a beautiful story that emphasizes the kind of love that God has for us. Ruth was a selfless woman with a love for her mother in law that was unmatched. Even though Ruth was from Moab, she chose to travel back to Bethlehem with Naomi after she lost her husband and two sons. These two women grieved together over their loss but knew that they must move on with their lives because they had to fend for themselves. Naomi, who was quite prosperous when she left Bethlehem returned destitute, physically and emotionally. But God had a plan, as He always does. Barley season had just begun, so there would be work and they wouldn't go hungry. They were humbled by their situation. God is able to make good use of us when we are humble. The strong and mighty often miss God's intervention in their life because they feel they can handle everything themselves. Submit everything to God and let Him carry you through the tough situations like He did for Ruth and Naomi. 

Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you. 1 Peter 5:6

This portion of Ruth's story comes from Ruth 1:1-22

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