Ruth 2:8 “So Boaz said to Ruth, ‘My daughter, listen to me. Don’t go and glean in another field and don’t go away from here. Stay here with my servant girls.’ “

Naomi and Ruth had arrived in Bethlehem just as barley harvest was beginning. Now Ruth went out to glean and ended up in the fields of Boaz, a wealthy cousin of Naomi’s late husband. Boaz took pity on the young Moabite widow, and told her to stay with his servant girls and glean with them. For he knew all too well the dangers a young, unaccompanied woman could be confronted with. Many times God will tell us to stay…but what do we usually do? We bristle, argue, and make excuses why we can’t stay. But God knows far more than we do…He sees hidden dangers and things lurking we can’t imagine. So when God tells us to stay, we need to listen.

Author: kezha1

A Christian mother, grandmother, and retired nurse living in Illinois. Called into a ministry of encouraging others to find their ultimate plan and purpose in life through Christ.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: