In the Bible, (Ruth 3:11) Boaz says to Ruth, ‘’And now my daughter, do not fear, I will do for you all that you request, for all the people of my town know that you are a virtuous woman.’’
Even though there seems to be a shortage of good in the world right now, you cannot afford to live carelessly because God is still at work in you and around you. God said “..don’t remember the former things of old, behold I will do a new thing.’’
Boaz went further to say “I will do for you all that you request, for all the people of my land know that you are a virtuous woman.’’ Now more than ever, keeping good reputation is extremely important. You should be known for something good; show kindness to people, speak good words into people’s lives.
Do good things and embrace a worthy purpose and be known for something good. Ruth’s reputation went ahead of her. Boaz said “..we have known here that you are a virtuous woman.’’ Of course the fact that she left her homeland and stayed faithful to Naomi who didn’t have anything to offer her was something to her credit. It was a noble deed that her daughter-in-law came with her to be and live with her for the rest of her life.
Ruth 3:14 says, ’’So she lay at his feet until morning, and she arose before one could recognize another. Ruth held on to her would-be ‘Savior’ until morning! I encourage you today do not give up at midnight when things seem to be the darkest in your life, hold on till daybreak. Hold on till the morning, the Bible says joy comes in the morning!
Ruth waited and held on till the morning; she arose before one could recognise another. If you wait till morning surely God will cover your shame and reward you openly. God will link you with people who will love and help you reach your destiny.
God linked Ruth with Naomi, even when Naomi didn’t look like she had any value to offer but later on we see that Ruth wouldn’t have met Boaz if not for Naomi. He also linked Naomi with Ruth because at the end of the day, Ruth turned out to be a big blessing to Naomi.
God is in the business of linking people. He will link you with people to help fulfil your purpose, and would also link people to you for you to help them fulfil their own purpose too.
So, it’s not just about you. Of course, you’d be blessed in the process, but it’s about God blessing you and making you a blessing to others. It’s about you tasting and seeing that the Lord is good
I pray God would be glorified in and through your life in Jesus name.
In His Love