AWAKE BIBLE IN A YEAR MARCH 31
Read Ruth 1-4
In the story today it was evident that the Lord orchestrated the whole thing – Ruth happened to be in Boaz’s field, Boaz happened to notice her, the other kinsman redeemer didn’t want to marry Ruth, and the Lord caused her to get pregnant. Also I’m struck by the character of Boaz – instead of trying to manipulate or trick the other kinsman redeemer into or out of something, he went the honest route by asking him directly and waiting on the Lord. So good👏🏼
Boaz greeted the harvesters the Lord be with you and they replied the Lord bless you.
I’m struck by how each person approaches another person in the story there’s so much integrity and goodwill.
Jesus our redeemer has this goodwill towards us, we were poor and in need of someone to turn it all around. Jesus honorably turns what the enemy meant for evil, into good. Lord do it again!
Whatever circumstances seem to have been so devastating don’t forget about Naomi and Ruth and how capable God is of righting the wrongs and redeeming our lives!
Ruth didn’t get her original husband back because he was dead, but she did receive a faithful man of the Lord.
Sometimes in our circumstances it’s not an exact redeeming of the same situation as it was before but rather a redeeming of the position— of a husband and a child and a family.
: ) Char
FROM: Lynda “He said, “Who are you?” And she answered, “I am Ruth, your servant. Spread your wings over your servant, for you are a redeemer.””
Ruth 3:9 ESV
The word wings used here is also the term for the edge of a garnement (kanafayim: edge, corner, wing).
I love the way Jesus fulfills this prophecy in Malachi 4:2
(“But for you who fear my name, the sun of righteousness shall rise with healing in its wings(kanafayim)….”) and shows us a picture of it in the story of Ruth & Boaz.