Devotional, Old Testament, Ruth

Come sit at my table (Ruth 2:10-16)

Then she fell on her face, bowing to the ground, and said to him, “Why have I found favor in your eyes, that you should take notice of me, since I am a foreigner?” But Boaz answered her, “All that you have done for your mother-in-law since the death of your husband has been fully told to me, and how you left your father and mother and your native land and came to a people that you did not know before. The Lord repay you for what you have done, and a full reward be given you by the Lord, the God of Israel, under whose wings you have come to take refuge!” Then she said, “I have found favor in your eyes, my lord, for you have comforted me and spoken kindly to your servant, though I am not one of your servants.” And at mealtime Boaz said to her, “Come here and eat some bread and dip your morsel in the wine.” So she sat beside the reapers, and he passed to her roasted grain. And she ate until she was satisfied, and she had some left over. When she rose to glean, Boaz instructed his young men, saying, “Let her glean even among the sheaves, and do not reproach her. 16 And also pull out some from the bundles for her and leave it for her to glean, and do not rebuke her.”

Ruth 2:10-16 ESV Bible Gateway

Boaz showed favor to Ruth and invited her to his table, where she could feast until she was satisfied. Ruth found herself unworthy when Boaz treated her with kindness because she was a foreigner.  Boaz comforted her with kind words, and blessed her because of her faithfulness to Naomi, and her determination to follow the God of Israel. — “The Lord repay you for what you have done, and a full reward be given you by the Lord, the God of Israel, under whose wings you have come to take refuge!”  Boaz blessed Ruth even more by allowing her to glean even among the sheaves.  We were also once separated from God.  We were foreigners to the covenants of the promise, without hope, and without God.  We were unworthy of His love. Thanks to the precious blood of Jesus Christ that brought us near!  God covers us with His mighty wings.  Once we were outsiders, but now we are brought to God’s family! We can be seated at His table and enjoy the feast that can satisfy our hearts and His heart! Just like how Boaz blessed Ruth even more, God also blesses us with overflowing and countless grace! And that’s an amazing grace!

Dear Lord, I praise you for your amazing grace! You’ve changed me from an outsider to someone who can take part in Your family, that I can be called child of the Heavenly Father! You heart is kind, and your love is great. Hallelujah! 

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