Trusting Example

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Today's reading: Ruth 2:1-7

Today we learn more about this amazing woman, Ruth. We know from Ruth 1 that Ruth, a Moabite or Gentile, had committed to joining Naomi's people and following Naomi's God (see Ruth 1:16), and we see Ruth living this out, quite impressively, in the first few verses of chapter 2. She trusted in God and that he would provide for her and Naomi, and as a result, her godly example radiated throughout verses 1-7. A few of Ruth's actions and qualities that stood out to me were:

  • She was humble in that she was willing to gather left over grain (a position just above begging) in order to get food for Naomi and herself.
  • She was humble and respectful in her approach and dealings with Boaz's men.
  • She was a hard worker.
  • She was respectful to Naomi, seeking her approval and guidance, even though she had taken on the role of caregiver.
  • She was proactive and positive in her thinking and actions. She didn't mope and she didn't look back and pine for her homeland or talk about what she used to have.

What godly actions and/or qualities did you notice about Ruth? Do you have any qualities in common with her, and if so, which ones? How does trusting that God is in control and will provide for you influence your thinking and actions? Tami

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Ruth displays a certain boldness in approaching the field workers to ask for permission to glean in the first place, in addition to what is listed above.

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Hi, my name is Tami Weissert, the P4 facilitator and the "voice" behind the blogs. I'm passionate about helping people grow spiritually and actively encourage Bible engagement through conference speaking and writing. I also served as co-host of the Back to the Bible radio program for over 8 years. A little about me. I'm married to Jeff, and we love scuba diving, playing with our 3 dachshunds and going to Husker football games. I also love growing orchids, singing and Diet Pepsi. I hope you'll join in the conversation as we read the Bible and grow together.

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