The other day we were reading and meditating about Ruth, the moabitess, it was so deep that, I drifted several times thinking about how we overlook the little things. Her story is so inspiring that you wouldn’t miss one or two people with the name. But then it hit me, do we really understand the meaning of these names, the tremendous responsibility in terms of character and how we ought to carry ourselves. Not only because we hold these grandiose titles in form of birth names but by the ultimate title of ‘the bride of Christ’. The story of Ruth is a type of the gentile bride as taught by the prophet of Malachi 4. Enough about setting a background let’s get right into it.
Let me save you the hustle of looking up the story, here we go: RUTH chapter 2 verses 2 and 7.
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.
7And she said, I pray you, let me glean and gather after the reapers among the sheaves: so she came, and hath continued even from the morning until now, that she tarried a little in the house.
You can read the whole story when you have time for now, let’s talk about these two verses. Naomi and Ruth had just come back to the land of Israel, it was not mentioned that they rested. Then, we see this noble woman asking to go and work in the shamba in a strange land, she knows no one, I even doubt if she knows how to glean but she is ready to do the work. Do not forget that the owner of the field had servants to work there. The seventh verse, Boaz, the owner of the field had come and asked about this stranger girl, Ruth, she went on to plead with him to let her work on the field, it seemed that she worked for a long time…from morning till the time the owner came to inspect, could have been the evening.
Closer home: how many times have you visited, even after resting it seems like the visitors are stuck onto the sofas or chairs. Food is being served, maybe someone is helping but some seem like they are not moving until it’s time to leave. You all enjoy the sumptuous meal prepared by the host, everyone is done and fully satisfied some could even be belching(excuse my expression). The host clears the table, proceeds to the kitchen, if there is a house help, she clears the dishes if not the host has to do it herself either then or after entertaining her/his guests and they leave without caring about the arm and leg it took to host them. Once they leave the host is relieved but still thinking about the pile of utensils and the cleaning up needed.
True story: A friend of mine had young sisters visit her when she had her baby, they left without helping not even with the dishes and she did not have a stay in help at the time, it was terrible. Most of us do that all the time, (myself included) we need to change.
My, we ought to be ashamed of ourself.
54-0804 – Simeon Rev. William Marrion Branham
Help out whenever, as much as you can. Even better, there is a reward for everything you do so, why not turn these little things into your favor. There is no little thing for God especially when you are doing it unto these little ones, God’s children. I know a modern day Ruth, she truly lives her name. Once she steps into your house she never hesitates to help whenever. I know most of you know her and you are witnesses of her works. Dear ma’am, please continue being an inspiration to us and may God bless you mightily.
As always thank you for stopping by and may you be inspired to do more for Christ. Blessings.