Ruth left all that was familiar and comfortable to her to follow her Mother In Law Naomi, and put her trust in Naomi’s God.
Just like us when we decide to follow Christ. We may be asked to leave behind situations or people that are not in our best interest. God may even force the separation and give us no choice but to find the courage to keep going and not go back to what was once comfortable or familiar.
Ruth chose to be obedient and do whatever Naomi instructed her to do. Even if that meant gathering scraps in the fields or approaching Boaz on the threshing floor.
Ruth was willing to humble herself and follow instructions, and her obedience and mercy did not go unrecognized.
She not only gained favor in the fields, it ultimately gained her favor that radically altered her life in a very good way.
She later married Boaz, who by those standards and that time was a pretty well off guy. She no longer had to gather scraps in the field to survive, her husband now owned the fields.
She also restored the family name for her and Naomi with her son Obed. Obed was also the grandfather of David and is ultimately one of Jesus’ ancestors in the genealogies found in the Gospel of Matthew and the Gospel of Luke.
What things do you need to leave behind?
What risks are you willing to take by being obedient and follow the Lord’s direction?
You never know what Favor awaits you if you don’t step out of fear and step into courage.
Will You Answer A Call To Valor?
~XXOO Michelle Bollom
Exert from the upcoming book : A Call To Valor by Michelle Bollom.
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