EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING
BY: PASTOR PAUL RIKA, INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR
Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide (HOREMOW)
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 9TH, 2021
TEXT: RUTH 2: 1-4
(1) And Naomi had a kinsman of her husband's, a mighty man of wealth, of the family of Elimelech; and his name was Boaz.
(2) And Ruth the Moabitess said unto Naomi, let me now go to the field, and glean ears of corn after him in whose sight I shall find grace. And she said unto her, Go, my daughter.
(3) And she went, and came, and gleaned in the field after the reapers: and her hap was to light on a part of the field belonging unto Boaz, who was of the kindred of Elimelech.
(4) And behold, Boaz came from Bethlehem, and said unto the reapers, The Lord be with you. And they answered him, The Lord bless thee.
KEY VERSE: PSALM 37:23
The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delighteth in his way.
The Holy Spirit guided Ruth to success. Ruth went to glean, just as practiced in many traditions, after the harvest some people go into farms to pick leftover grains. They even go where you thresh to see whether they can still find some grains. That was for the poor and particularly among Israel, the Lord told them to leave something on purpose for the poor people that shall come to glean to gather from what is fallen down. So Ruth said to Naomi, “Let me go and get something for us to eat, wherever I am directed to.” The Holy Spirit who knew her sacrifice, discipline and commitment took over and as she went, she was already under God's guidance. The Spirit of God led her to the farm of Boaz.
Boaz was a close relation of Elimelech the father of Ruth's husband. How did God lead Ruth to Boaz? If you are in God's will, the Holy Spirit will guide you to success. If you are on the truth, God will take over to bring blessing upon you. For mercy and truth meet each other. If you are on truth, mercy will discover you. As you live a life of truth, righteousness and holiness, the mercy of God will discover you. The blessing of God will meet you on the way. That is how the Lord led Ruth to the farm of Boaz. When Boaz came to his farm and saw her, he asked the young men who she was and was told that it was the lady that came back with Naomi from Moab.
Boaz called Ruth and told her not to go to another farm. It is even expected of him to bless her as a near kinsman. Then he told the young men to leave some grains purposely for her and not to touch or approach her for immorality.' Ruth was comforted when Boaz spoke kindly to her. Will favor not follow this virtuous lady? Already there was talk in the city concerning Ruth. Naomi's testimony about her character had spread in the whole city for Boaz had fully been told of her. God wants people to give good testimony about you.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Let people give good testimony about you.
SONG FOR THE DAY: Let others see Jesus in you (2x) keep telling the story be….
BIBLE READING FOR THE DAY: Hosea 1-4; Jude
PASTOR PAUL RIKA