Nov 20, 2017 Karla’s Blog
Today’s devotional is teaching us about true devotion. Ruth has been held in the very highest regard due to her faithful devotion to her husband long after he passed away. A stranger to this new country with no family, or friends she followed her husband. Then when he passed she could have married again and gone on with her life, but she chose to remain faithful to his mother and take care of her. It wasn’t just the obligatory motion either, she put her first before her own needs, even when it came time to go and gather some food from the field. Had she just done the basics or minimum effort, we would have never heard mention of her. It was because of her concern for Naomi, that had kept her from going to gather scraps like was permissible, but she could not leave her to get away, till later.
If only we could follow in her steps and do what is expected of us as having been given the greatest gift of all, eternal salvation. Yet most of us give it the bare minimum of effort. Rare is the true Christian, who walks among those who claim the title, and he is never boastful of his efforts. Continuing to look for new ways to make a difference.
Ruth was truly devoted and because of her hard work she is honored still today. Many books have been written about her story, and most free people have held the greatest book of all, that just happens to include her story. Why is this woman worthy of being included in the bible you may ask, she is part of the blood line that gives birth to our Savior, Christ, Himself. Her devotion went beyond normal bounds, as most certainly did her reward. God acknowledged her sacrifice and greatly rewarded her, but also gave us the knowledge as an example of true Godly devotion. A word that seems to have lost it’s favor in our time. It is as rare as something once thought extinct. How sad this must be to our Father. I will leave you with this to ponder today.
Thanks for sharing part of your day with me please enjoy this devotional from His Victorious Indwelling: