Today’s Promise is Ruth 2:8, 9 NKJV:
“Then Boaz said to Ruth, ‘You will listen, my daughter, will you not? Do not go to glean in another field, nor go from here, but stay close by my young women. Let your eyes be on the field which they reap, and go after them. Have I not commanded the young men not to touch you? And when you are thirsty, go to the vessels and drink from what the young men have drawn.’”
How differently we see things from the way God sees them! As Naomi saw her situation, God had punished her for her lack of faith in His provision, leaving the land of her inheritance for a foreign land with foreign gods. In her eyes, God had taken everything. Yet, when she returned, she was welcomed with open arms, and it was the beginning of the barley harvest, so there was food to eat and water to drink. Not only that, but she had brought a Gentile under the covering of God. A Gentile who would become a matriarch in the line of Messiah. What a beautiful picture of God’s ultimate plan to bring the Gentiles into His Kingdom through Israel’s lack of faith. And in the end, both peoples would be redeemed.
The words of Boaz echo those of our Lord and Savior. “Don’t stray from ME. Keep your eyes on ME and the people who serve ME and do as they do. Then you will be safe, you will have all you need, and you will drink from springs of Living Water.” What a loving and gracious Father, who welcomes home not just the prodigal, but all who come humbly before Him and follow Him.
Even when it seems all is lost we must trust in God’s sovereignty. Because, when we belong to Him, everything He does in our lives is for our ultimate good.
Heavenly Father, Thank you for loving me so much that You use even my rebellion and disobedience to draw me back to You. Please grant me the faith to trust in You always, in Jesus’ name, and obey Your commands. Amen.
Have a victorious day in the Lord!