Today, I’m writing at Scripture Dig, so I thought I’d see if you’d like to join us for our journey through Ruth! I hope you’ll click the link at the bottom of this post to continue reading about how Naomi’s Redeemer was also her refuge.
When you read through the book of Ruth, you can’t help but notice that Ruth was a humble and hardworking woman. Character traits that led her on a journey that would dramatically change her life and, more importantly, her eternal destiny.
She wasn’t content to sit by and beg bread and she certainly didn’t want her mother-in-law to succumb such shame. So she woke up with work on her mind and requested permission to take on the role as provider. With Naomi’s approval and direction, Ruth made her way to to glean the barley fields.
She may have taken ranks with the poor, but she didn’t expect a handout. Ruth was willing to work. Each step took her closer to Boaz’s field, where she was ready to pull up her sleeves and begin throwing up some chaff.
And then we read…
“So she departed and went and gleaned in the field after the reapers; and she happened to come to the portion of the field belonging to Boaz, who was of the family of Elimelech.” Ruth 2:3
Several years ago someone told me, “There are no coincidences with God. We don’t just “happen” into Boaz’s field. The Bible says, “A man’s heart plans his way, But the LORD directs his steps.” Proverbs 16:9
Ruth may have planned her day, but it was God who ordained her steps and she wound up exactly where she needed to be to begin her journey to redemption – the field belonging to Boaz, who was of the family of Elimelech.
Please click here to continue reading, sweet friend!