Thursday, May 11, 2017

May 11

Ruth set out to glean after the reapers as the poor often did in those days. While working, she came upon the field of Boaz. He noticed her and inquired about who she was. I guess, like in our small towns, everybody talks. He decided to show her favor because he had heard about the love and care she had shown her mother-in-law, Naomi. He encouraged her to stay with his workers and not go to other fields to glean so she wouldn't be assaulted. He even instructed them to leave her alone and not harm her. She was invited to eat. She ate until she was full and had leftovers to bring to Naomi. Doesn't Boaz remind you of Jesus? It brings me to tears to see the kindness he showed her. She found the field of Boaz, he invited her to stay and glean in his field, he offered her protection, fed her, and showed her favor. Jesus feeds us, invites us to stay under His protection, and shows us favor.

For from his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace. John 1:16

If you have the time, please read along with me in the book of Ruth. It's a short book but it's full of lessons. Just like the other books of the Old Testament, it points to Jesus. This portion came from Ruth 2:1-23

Please let me know if the Holy Spirit reveals something to you.

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