Ruth 2:12 The LORD recompense thy work, and a full reward be given thee of the LORD God of Israel, under whose wings thou art come to trust.
The book of Ruth is a wonderful book with several applications to believer today. We see a picture of someone from a life of sin, such as the idol worshiping Moabites, not only welcomed into God’s family, but becoming a part of the lineage of Christ on earth. When we put our faith in Christ, we too are adopted into the family of God and become the bride of Christ. We see Naomi, Ruth’s mother-in-law, realizing the blessing of God for a child of God are never found out in the world, pictured by the Moabites. It’s when she comes home, God once again begins to bless her. While living in the world, she lost her husband, her sons, a daughter-in law, and her dignity. For the believer who wanders into the world, they too will find there are no blessing for them there. It’s only when returning home, God can once again begin to bless their life. We also see who rewards loyalty.
Ruth is loyal to the end. She’s loyal to her marriage, even though she was free to marry again by the death of her husband, she decides to risk being single to be faithful to her mother-in-law. She’s loyal to Naomi. She loved and respected her, and her beliefs. She is loyal to Naomi’s God. She says in Ruth 1:16, thy God shall be my God. She’s loyal to the hard work of gleaning to provide for the two of them. In Ruth 2:12, Boaz says the rewards for your loyalty are found under the wings of your Lord. The Lord rewards loyalty even today..
The devil and the world try to tempt you to wander. They entice you with glitz and glamour. However for the child of God, they’ll always leave you empty. Psalm 118:8 says; “It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man.”
To whom will you pledge loyalty to?
In each of the devotions over this past week we should ask the question “WHO IS LORD?” It would have settled the issues of:
● Who Will Lead
● Who Owns The Land
● Who Will Learn
● Who Is Leading And Lost
● Who Remembers Lot
● Who Rewards Loyalty
It will also take care of the issues we face today if we will ask and answer correctly the question. “WHO IS LORD?”
Today we suggest you read and study whatever the Lord has laid on your Pastors heart. Whatever scripture he uses for today’s messages were given to him by God for your specific needs
April 22, 2019
Ruth 3-1 Samuel 1
April 23, 2019
1 Samuel 2-4
April 24, 2019
1 Samuel 5-8
April 25, 2019
1 Samuel 9-11
April 26, 2019
1 Samuel 12-13
April 27, 2019
1 Samuel 14-15
April 28, 2019
No Passages Assigned
Jesus Christ must be the King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
And he is before all things, and by him all things consist. And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.
Jesus Christ must be LORD in our lives.
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