Disney could not of created a better story. Ruth married Boaz. Their great grandson was David—A man after God’s own heart. The King that would unite Israel and finally bring peace to God’s people. David the patriarch of Jesus. All from a Moabite woman that refused to leave her dear mother-in-law in a desperate situation. So many times, the selfless act we complete carry such huge dividends that we are unable to get or minds around them. Neither Ruth or Boaz acted the way they did for the impact and reward that followed—they simply acted in a way that honored God.
In our lives we do the same thing. We often take steps to honor God with no expectation of changing the world…Yet, the world gets changed because we did. That should be motivation enough to always behave in a manner that is worthy of the Gospel. We may never see the impact, but, by faith we can know that God’s plan is flawless and our willing obedience and submission is a recipe for blessing and success. Then, when we stand before him the crowd will roar and we will say, “what is all the fuss—and they will respond—Great job my friend the world was a bit different, because you changed it for the Lord!” Well done—my good and faithful servants.
God Bless You
13 So Boaz took Ruth she became his wife. When he made love to her, the Lord enabled her to conceive, and she gave birth to a son. 14 The women said to Naomi: “Praise be to the Lord, who this day has not left you without a guardian-redeemer. May he become famous throughout Israel! 15 He will renew your life and sustain you in your old age. For your daughter-in-law, who loves you and who is better to you than seven sons, has given him birth.”
16 Then Naomi took the child in her arms and cared for him. 17 The women living there said, “Naomi has a son!” And they named him Obed. He was the father of Jesse, the father of David.