Friday, May 12, 2023

Daily Devotion: Ruth – Something Worth Seeing

Bible Reading: Ruth 2:1-17

Key Verse: Verse  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.

Key Words:
And Ruth said...let me now go to the field

The name Ruth means something worth seeing.  As you study the life of Ruth, you begin to understand why.  She was dedicated (she stayed with Naomi), she was obedient (she obeyed Naomi), she was humble (she gleaned in the field).  Indeed, Ruth was something worth seeing.

I have no doubt that Ruth was a beautiful woman to look upon.

Sam Janet wrote in Reader’s Digest, “My wife was grading a science test at home that she had given to her elementary school class and was reading some of the results to me.  The subject was ‘The Human Body, and the first question was: Name one of the major functions of the skin.’  One child wrote: ‘To keep people who look at you from throwing up.”  I doubt that Ruth would cause anyone to throw up.

She undoubtedly was an attractive woman, but even more than her outward beauty, Ruth would have been inwardly beautiful.  The renowned Quaker scholar, Rufus Jones, was speaking of the importance of having a radiant countenance.  After his address, a woman “with an almost unbelievably plain face” came up and asked him what he would do if he had a face like hers.  He replied, “While I have troubles of my own of that kind, I’ve discovered that if you light up from within, any old face you have is good enough.”  This I know, Ruth was lit up inwardly which caused her to glow outwardly.

My prayer today is that God not only would shine in me, but out of me as well.

What to do:
     Be dedicated to God.

     Be obedient to God.

     Be humble before God.

     Be a believer worth seeing.

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