Saturday, March 21, 2009

Footsteps of the Flock: Ruth 4:13-16

I'm braving cold tile on my toes but I couldn't sleep after reading my bedtime devotional, Footsteps of the Flock by Jon Courson.

I felt like I needed to share it with one of you. May it be a blessing to you.

Here is the entry from Friday night...

March 20

So Boaz took Ruth, and she was his wife:
and when he went in unto her,
the LORD gave her conception, and she bare a son.

And the women said unto Naomi,
Blessed be the LORD, which hath not left thee
this day without a kinsman,
that his name may be famous in Israel.

And he shall be unto thee a restorer of thy life,
and a nourisher of thine old age:
for thy daughter in law, which loveth thee,
which is better to thee than seven sons, hath born him.

And Naomi took the child,
and laid it in her bosom,
and became nurse unto it.

Ruth 4:13-16

You left full, Naomi. You came back empty. And now God is blessing you once again. The women told Naomi that Ruth was better than seven sons, seven being the number of perfection.

Their words were prophetic indeed, for out of Ruth's line would come forth not only King David, but the Perfect One- Jesus Christ.

Naomi, this prodigal daughter of the Old Testament, came back to Bethlehem, where God rebuilt, rebirthed, restored, and renewed her.

And that's what He'll do with us- if we'll just come back to Him.


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