“And she lay at his feet until the morning: and she rose up before one could know another. And he said, Let it not be known that a woman came into the floor.”
She went home with her arms full of provision from Boaz.
“Also he said, Bring the vail that thou hast upon thee, and hold it. And when she held it, he measured six measures of barley, and laid it on her: and she went into the city.”
She was full, instead of empty.
“And she said, These six measures of barley gave he me; for he said to me, Go not empty unto thy mother in law.”
When we come to the Word of God, we will never leave empty handed.
She had done what she could, and now it was time for her to “sit still” and wait for God’s will to take place.
“Then said she, Sit still, my daughter, until thou know how the matter will fall: for the man will not be in rest, until he have finished the thing this day.”
She had done her part, and now it was Boaz’s responsibility to take care of her.
Ruth also serves as an example of how we must wait on the Lord to take care of us in our time of need.
“Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.”
“Though I walk in the midst of trouble, thou wilt revive me: thou shalt stretch forth thine hand against the wrath of mine enemies, and thy right hand shall save me. The LORD will perfect that which concerneth me: thy mercy, O LORD, endureth for ever: forsake not the works of thine own hands.”
Ruth had laid herself at Boaz’s feet like a servant.
We should approach Christ as a servant, just as He did for us.
Ruth had asked for Boaz’s protection.
We should acknowledge our dependence on Christ.
Ruth was obedient to Boaz’s instructions.
We should seek and obey God’s commands through His Word.
Jeremiah 37-38 | Philippians 4 | Psalm 41
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