‘Great faith’ or ‘Faith in a great God’?

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‘Great faith’ or ‘Faith in a great God’?

June 2, 2024 Ruth Pastor Dan Wagner 0


  • “Since I am a foreigner”: Ruth currently sees herself in her “original state”—not her “betrothed/married state.” How long or how often do believers in the Lord Jesus Christ continue to view themselves being “from the tribe of Adam” instead of “from the tribe of Jesus”?
  • “He served”: Boaz apparently served food to all his reapers and to Ruth; Boaz is a servant-leader, like the Lord Jesus Christ.
  • The world believes they demonstrate “love” by the greatness of what they give, and that can be true. However, demonstrations of true love can be seen by the intentionality of small gestures.
  • Conclusion: “‘Great faith’ or ‘Faith in a great God’?” truly is not a difficult question to answer. The Lord Jesus Christ spoke of faith the size of a mustard seed sending a rooted tree into the sea. Therefore, it is not the size of one’s faith, but the object of one’s faith that makes all the difference!

Bible Text

(8) Then Boaz said to Ruth, “Listen carefully, my daughter. Do not go to glean in another field; furthermore, do not go on from this one, but stay here with my maids. (9) Let your eyes be on the field which they reap, and go after them. Indeed, I have commanded the servants not to touch you. When you are thirsty, go to the water jars and drink from what the servants draw.” (10) Then she fell on her face, bowing to the ground and said to him, “Why have I found favor in your sight that you should take notice of me, since I am a foreigner?” (11) Boaz replied to her, “All that you have done for your mother-in-law after the death of your husband has been fully reported to me, and how you left your father and your mother and the land of your birth, and came to a people that you did not previously know. (12) May the LORD reward your work, and your wages be full from the LORD, the God of Israel, under whose wings you have come to seek refuge.” (13) Then she said, “I have found favor in your sight, my lord, for you have comforted me and indeed have spoken kindly to your maidservant, though I am not like one of your maidservants.”(14) At mealtime Boaz said to her, “Come here, that you may eat of the bread and dip your piece of bread in the vinegar.” So she sat beside the reapers; and he served her roasted grain, and she ate and was satisfied and had some left. (15) When she rose to glean, Boaz commanded his servants, saying, “Let her glean even among the sheaves, and do not insult her. (16) Also you shall purposely pull out for her some grain from the bundles and leave it that she may glean, and do not rebuke her.”

-Ruth 2:8-16 (NASB)