Ruth's Unwavering Faith: Transforming Grace in Action

Ruth 2:16
And Ruth said, Intreat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee: for whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge: thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God.

Perhaps there is not a greater picture of Grace throughout the entire Old Testament! Here, Ruth was just a stranger to the people of God; a Gentile! She was just an average, ordinary person. She was a poor widow lady who had, up to this point, not even known the ways of the Lord. Yet, she made a simple decision one day that changed her life, as well as the course of history, forever! She said, “I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge: thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God:” Do not underestimate the significance of even one person giving their life wholly to the Lord! Dear reader, do not sell yourself short of the miracles God wishes to birth through your loins! We are talking about someone here who walked away from it all; her old life, her old friends, her family, her home place, everything! Perhaps one of her favorite songs might have been “I’d rather have Jesus!” Either way, she was “sold out for the whole route”! Little did she know that because of her willingness to do so, God would bestow upon her the greatest honor that could be given to a woman; through her lineage would come the Christ child! Does the field you’re called to labor seem so small or little known? It is great if God is in it, and He’ll not forsake His own! Little is much when God is in it. Labor not for wealth or fame. There’s a crown and you can win it, if you’ll go in Jesus’ name! I’m glad to announce to my readers that out of famines come great harvests; out of tragedy comes triumph; out of impossibilities come the miraculous! Keep your faith in Christ and stick by His side, and one day your harvest will come! One day your labor will pay off! Boaz told Ruth in 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.” God is not impressed with titles, positions, wealth, or fame among the children of men. He only seeks those who worship Him in Spirit and in truth! No matter who you are, if this is your aim in life, then even if no man were to recognize your zeal for the Lord, rest assured He does, and He WILL recompense thy work!

~ Pastor Gary Caudill
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