Devotional Thoughts:

Dig Deeper

In the book of Ruth, we saw how an idol-worshiping widow destined for poverty (Ruth) gets a new life when she meets the master of the harvest and places herself under his authority through marriage. More importantly, she puts herself under the corner of his cloak (Tallis), the tassels, which symbolized being under the authority of the word of the God of Boaz (Ruth 3:9).  This was the start of a new live for Ruth.

You may be thinking that you are glad that you’re not an idol-worshiping Moabite.  However, the Bible says that we are all poor like Ruth, spiritually poor.  The good news is that we too can have new life when we come in contact with God’s word and “The Word [that] became flesh and made his dwelling among us.” (John 1:14) This relationship exposes us to “the incomparable riches of His grace, expressed in His kindness to us in Christ Jesus. For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God” (Eph 2:7b-8).

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Dave Lyman

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