The LORD affirms the decision

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The LORD affirms the decision

May 26, 2024 Ruth Pastor Dan Wagner 0


  • Each one of us does “his best” in decision-making based upon the information available at the time, so the best decisions will come by God the Holy Spirit leading the decision-making process—both ruling and overruling! He knows all the information and the ramifications.
  • The question is not “Will the LORD provide?” The question is “Do I trust the LORD enough to wait for what He already has provided, and what must I be doing while I wait for His divine timing?”
  • Since the LORD continues to further His will while He works silently behind the scenes, we have no ability to know when, where, or how often the LORD graciously and mercifully has moved each of us to exactly the correct “place” at exactly the correct “time.” Believers in the Lord Jesus Christ should celebrate every victory—large AND small—to the glory of God!
  • Conclusion: What practical experience did Ruth have for “being led by faith” prior to Bethlehem? Ruth’s decision to leave Moab and her personal, determined commitment to the LORD result in God the Holy Spirit leading her to the correct field at the correct time in order to receive a timely blessing for her and Naomi that the LORD would grow into a timeless blessing for them, Boaz, and so many others!

Bible Text

(22) So Naomi returned, and with her Ruth the Moabitess, her daughter-in-law, who returned from the land of Moab. And they came to Bethlehem at the beginning of barley harvest.

(2:1) Now Naomi had a kinsman of her husband, a man of great wealth, of the family of Elimelech, whose name was Boaz. (2) And Ruth the Moabitess said to Naomi, “Please let me go to the field and glean among the ears of grain after one in whose sight I may find favor.” And she said to her, “Go, my daughter.” (3) So she departed and went and gleaned in the field after the reapers; and she happened to come to the portion of the field belonging to Boaz, who was of the family of Elimelech. (4) Now behold, Boaz came from Bethlehem and said to the reapers, “May the LORD be with you.” And they said to him, “May the LORD bless you.” (5) Then Boaz said to his servant who was in charge of the reapers, “Whose young woman is this?” (6) The servant in charge of the reapers replied, “She is the young Moabite woman who returned with Naomi from the land of Moab. (7) And she said, ‘Please let me glean and gather after the reapers among the sheaves.’ Thus she came and has remained from the morning until now; she has been sitting in the house for a little while.”

-Ruth 2:2-1 (NASB)