I remember when there was no lottery in the US, except the military draft lottery. 2 So Ruth the Moabitess said to Naomi, “Please let me go to the field, and glean heads of grain after him in whose sight I may find favor.” Het verhaal van Ruth begint als een verhaal van hartzeer, maar het houdt daar niet op. You hear them say, “I feel lucky”, or “I’m due for a stretch of good luck about now.”. People are watching Ruth 3: Everybody in town knows what a courageous woman you are. Ruth is een boek over de voorzienigheid van God. 1700 28th Street SE Grand Rapids, MI 49508. So Ruth the Mocabitess said to Naomi, ‘Please let me go to the field, and glean heads of grain after him in whose sight I may find favor.’ And she said to her, ‘Go, my daughter.” Then she left and went and gleaned in the field after the reapers. Ruth and Naomi Devotional. The Book of Ruth Devotional Series Ch. As you read, ask God to guide you to hear what He has in store for you. It meant that people who were trapped by unfortunate circumstances were able to work and eat. There is an enormous gap between what we think we can do and what God calls us to do in His kingdom. Pretty simple, right? 2 2:2 Lev. And she happened to come to the part of the field belonging to Boaz, who was of the family of Elimelech.” Ruth 2:1-3, We live in a “Lottery” culture. Today’s passage: Ruth 2:1-13 Helpful thoughts: There was provision in the Law for the poor, sojourners, orphans and widows to gather up the left-overs from the harvest (Leviticus 19:9-10, Deuteronomy 24:19).Israel was not however in the habit of keeping the Law entirely well, hence Ruth’s hope that she would find someone who would show her favor. Ruth had surrendered herself to God in the first chapter. For my soul trusts in You; 3475 Mainway PO Box 5070, STN LCD 1 … Ruth Meets Boaz in the Grain Field 1 Now Naomi had a relative on her husband’s side, a man of standing from the clan of Elimelek, whose name was Boaz. And they answered him, The Lord bless you! Most gleaners barely got enough each day to feed their family but because of her hard work, Ruth ended the day with more than she needed.” You are watching From Survival to Thriving Joshua 2:9 - Ruth 2:17 on Godtube.com the largest video sharing platform offering online Christian videos with faith-based, family friendly content. Helpful thoughts: Boaz invited Ruth to the meal. (Psalm 57:1). Long before the coming of Christ, the Lord was bringing people outside of Israel such as Ruth into His people Israel. Ruth 2:3 - Her hap was to light on the portion of the field belonging unto Boaz. Our ideas of what we can do for Him, or even what we want to do for Him, are trivial and insignificant in comparison to God’s ideas for us, which are huge and completely beyond our ability to accomplish. Boaz's neighbors well knew his character, holding him in high esteem (Ruth 2:4 Ruth 2:4 And, behold, Boaz came from Bethlehem, and said to the reapers, The LORD be with you. He is the G_d of providence! Her sorrow: To have lost her husband, homeland, and family. Daily Devotional, Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. 2014 – Sedona, AZ. No matter where you are, God is watching over you like Boaz watched over Ruth. This meant that those who struggled to eat could be fed by collecting what was left. It’s the dread of the weekend, knowing you’ll be home alone on Friday night — again. Ruth 1:15–22. It acknowledged that the rewards in her life were from the hand of God, and were a result of her surrendering to Him. We moeten kleine gebeurtenissen in ons leven nooit onderschatten. 7 And she said, ‘Please let me glean and gather after the reapers among the sheaves.’ Ruth chapter 2 - Growing in Grace and a Philly love story (2 of 8) - Ministry Videos We look at the 2nd chapter of Ruth with a focus on growing in our understanding of God's unmerited favor. As the song of old goes, “If it weren’t for bad luck, I’d have no lock at all…born under a bad sign”. And rest in the knowledge that He is in control and we are responsible for seeking Him while He unfolds His plan by His wisdom, in His timing. Once we surrender to Him, then everything, everything, we have is from His hand. 3 So she set forth and went and gleaned in the field after the reapers; and she happened to come to the part of the field belonging to Boaz, who was of the family of Elimelech. On the other hand, many people feel they are stuck on the other side of the luck isle. The Book of Ruth Devotional Series Ch. Ruth. And let fall also some of the handfuls of purpose for her, and leave them, that she may glean them, and rebuke her not. The verse could be taken to mean: As luck would have it, she happened upon…” But thank G_d, we have verse 12! If we skip through the narrative, it could be assumed that G_d believes in luck, that He is personally uninvolved in our lives. “The L_rd repay your work, and a full reward be given you by the Lord G_d of Israel, under whose wings you have come for refuge.” Ruth 2:12. Today’s passage: Ruth 2:14-23. Her name means: "Friendship" Her character: Generous, loyal, and loving, she is strong and serene, able to take unusual risks, dealing actively with life circumstances. Throughout history, God was at work to bring His rebellious people back to Himself. The typical stereotype of a mother, with daughters old enough to be married is one who is constantly viewing every man as a potential husband for her daughter or daughters. [Tuesday's Devotional] - Ruth 2: In need The Torah told Jewish farmers not to harvest every grain. Het toeval wilde dat de akker waar ze kwam van Boaz was, het familielid van Elimelech. God can take care of your needs; you need not roam elsewhere. It’s the way your heart drops into your gut when you get the phone call that mom is gone. And behold, Boaz came from Bethlehem and said to the reapers, The Lord be with you! Ruth 2 vers 12, preek ds. 2:1–10). In this 2-week reading plan, we will read Ruth’s story together, watching as God weaves Ruth into His bigger story, and into the very lineage of Christ. There’s a lot of cultural stuff in this story that seems odd to me. (Read Ruth chapter 2.) When Ruth reports Boaz’s generosity to her mother-in-law, Naomi begins to move out of her bitterness and back toward faith (Ruth 2:20–21). LAST CALL – SUICIDE: AN UNFINISHED LIFE How to get your copy The book will be available to pick up in the church foyer during normal business hours, Monday-Saturday 8a-6p and Su November 2, 2019 GR 'Scott' Cundiff. Bert van der Linden 08-11-2015. Ruth 2:12. But today, there are many ways gamble from different “ball” lotteries, to scratch-off tickets. Oswald Chambers said it this way: Once this is done [surrendering], the remainder of your life will exhibit nothing but the evidence of this surrender, and you never need to be concerned again with what the future may hold for you. And she said to her, "Go, my daughter." 2 And Ruth the Moabite said to Naomi, “Let me go to the fields and pick up the leftover grain … His name was Boaz. When the dust settles on the story of Ruth (and on our personal stories), we are left with a sobering, yet hopeful reminder that G_d is not a G_d of “luck”. Persevere – Don’t Grow Weary (2 Thessalonians 3:13) Persevere – Earn Your Crown (James 1:12) Persevere In Prayer (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18) Persevere – In Peace (John16:33) December Devotions and Doodles 2:6-10 April 21, 2020. The Lord recompense thy work, &c. — Thy dutiful kindness to thy mother-in-law, and thy leaving thy country and kindred, and all things, to embrace the true religion. Part 2: Hard Work is Rewarded “Well, things in life may really be hard right now but if you are willing to work hard, you will be rewarded with blessings. His name was Boaz. The writer uses the term: It happened. Interestingly, although Naomi does not try to explain her difficulties by the concept of “luck”, the writer of Ruth appears to do so at the beginning of Ruth 2. ~Steve Wiggins Ruth also worked hard! She did not invite herself… (Proverbs 25:7) Boaz showered Ruth with unexpected generosity. Devotional: Ruth 2:14-23. 2:1-5 April 20, 2020. Boaz knew everything that Ruth did for Naomi, and God knows all that you’re doing in the lives of others. One always has to smile when one gets to the 3rd chapter of the book of Ruth. This fact helps us, when God’s desired results come about, to be only slightly tempted to take the credit ourselves because we remember that it was impossible for us to have accomplished it on our own. Their compounded misfortune had forced them into a hand-to-mouth existence. It also cause Naomi a great deal of embarrassment before her former neighbors when she returned to Bethlehem. (Romans 8:28) So, make your choice to chose the G_d who has chosen you! “There was a relative of Naomi’s husband, a man of great wealth of the family of Elimelech. Today we’ll read Ruth 1 and then tomorrow we will read Ruth 2 and on through the rest of the week, finishing up with Ruth 4 on Friday. So Ruth the Mocabitess said to Naomi, ‘Please let me go to the field, and glean heads of grain after him in whose sight I may find favor.’ There was a relative of Naomi’s husband, a man of great wealth, of the family of Elimelech. His name was Boaz. Ruth 2 - Steve Wiggins Daily Devotional “There was a relative of Naomi’s husband, a man of great wealth of the family of Elimelech. The lottery is based off the concept of luck. How often do we stop to consider this truth for those who have surrendered to Him? Ruth 2:12: “The LORD repay your work, and a full reward be given you by the LORD God of Israel, under whose wings you have come for refuge.” February 3rd, 2020 by Pastor Ed in devotional. “LORD, have Your way in us today. We should never underestimate the effect our generosity can have on other people. 19:9-10 23:22 Deut. Ruth came to faith in the God of Israel, and we know that can happen only because God brought her dead soul to life (Eph. Do Your work as You see fit; we surrender afresh to Your direction and will.”, Ruth 2:12: “The LORD repay your work, and a full reward be given you by the LORD God of Israel, under whose wings you have come for refuge.”. If Naomi and Ruth had been superstitious, they might well have blamed luck. 4 2:4 Ps. These were rendered more difficult by the fact that Ruth was a Moabitess. We all know the feeling of abandonment. Confident in God’s goodness and plan, we can look at the genealogies of the past and rejoice. Persevere Devotional Series. Ruth had surrendered herself to God in the first chapter. This verse in chapter 2 was a prayer, or a blessing, spoken over Ruth by Boaz, her kinsmen. They superstitiously believe they are cursed with bad luck and that nothing they do can change their circumstances. Statistically, there is almost no chance of ever winning a lottery, yet people still play the lotto, religiously. Blessings, JMD Devotional 123 Ruth 2 Refuge of God Vs 3 And [Ruth] went and gleaned in a field after the reapers; and she happened to stop at the part of the field belonging to Boaz, who was of the family of Elimelech. In return, Naomi planted into Ruth’s life words of knowledge and wisdom. Ruth 2 lijkt op een romantische passage uit mooie streekroman.. De preek in de oogstdienst gaat over de ontmoeting tussen de vreemdelinge en asielzoekster Ruth en de wetsgetrouwe Jood Boaz (Ruth 2). “Under whose wings” is a picture of safety and refuge: Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me! And what seems like unrelated events leading us on, is actually the providence of a G_d in control, despite the decisions of others, and in harmony with faithful decisions at the same time. Ruth 2. Until these calamities have passed by. 6 So the servant who was in charge of the reapers answered and said, “It is the young Moabite woman who came back with Naomi from the country of Moab. 2 And Ruth the Moabitess said to Naomi, "Let me go to the field, and glean among the ears of grain after him in whose sight I shall find favor." Her joy: To discover firsthand the generous, loyal, and loving nature of God, as he provided her with a husband, a son, and a home to call her own. 24:19 Ruth, de Moabitische, zei tegen Noömi: ‘Ik zou graag naar het land willen gaan om aren te lezen bij iemand die me dat toestaat.’ Noömi antwoordde: ‘Doe dat maar, mijn dochter.’ 3 Ze ging dus naar het land om aren te lezen, achter de maaiers aan. God had guided Ruth to the field of Elimelech's kinsman, Boaz. The home-coming of Naomi and Ruth was to poverty, and they were faced by very practical problems. Nourishment in new year in 2021 - Jeremiah 23:28. Boaz, a Servant of God Devotional. And in the shadow of Your wings I will make my refuge, Ruth responded with kindness, self-control and gratitude. Ruth 3 The Plans of Naomi. Whatever your circumstances may be, Jesus is totally sufficient. Ruth 2. Seeing Christ in Ruth: A 5-Day Devotional is a reading plan with Scripture and notes from ESV Gospel Transformation Study Bible. Devotional on Ruth. Boaz also used a familiar picture of God’s protection found in the psalms to assure Ruth that God was taking care of her. Ruth Devotional Reading Plan. It’s the stillness of an empty house when the hum of family life comes to an end. Het boek Ruth herinnert ons eraan dat geen enkele gebeurtenis en geen enkele persoon onbelangrijk is … This implied such a work of divine grace wrought in her, and such a work of righteousness wrought by her, as was sure to be crowned with a full reward. The Bible tells the story of salvation from beginning to end. There is a challenge at the end. 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