“And she went, and came, and gleaned in the field after the reapers: and her hap was to light on a part of the field belonging unto Boaz, who was of the kindred of Elimelech.”
She was divinely directed by the Lord.
“…her hap was to light on a part of the field belonging unto Boaz…”
There are no coincidences with God.
It was no accident that God directed her to the field of Boaz.
God gave her the faith to go.
God directed her steps of where she should go.
God provided exactly what she needed, when and where she needed it.
She met Boaz in the field.
She met the man that was of the kindred of her father-in-law.
“And she said, I pray you, let me glean and gather after the reapers among the sheaves: so she came, and hath continued even from the morning until now, that she tarried a little in the house.”
She asked to glean, and he encouraged her to stay in his field.
“Then said Boaz unto Ruth, Hearest thou not, my daughter? Go not to glean in another field, neither go from hence, but abide here fast by my maidens: Let thine eyes be on the field that they do reap, and go thou after them: have I not charged the young men that they shall not touch thee? and when thou art athirst, go unto the vessels, and drink of that which the young men have drawn.”
No other field could meet her need.
The field is a picture of the Word of God.
Ruth also serves as an example of how important it is for us to glean from the right field.
Everyday we glean from the different things we focus our mind and spirit on whether it is intentional or not.
Like Ruth, we need to find the right field to glean from… the Word of God. Boaz gave Ruth his field to glean from, freely…God has given us His Word and He shares It with us freely.
May we be mindful of where we are spending our time, and from what fields we are gleaning.
“Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.”
Jeremiah 29-30 | John 21 | Psalm 35-36
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