Today’s Moment with Morley deals with the story of Ruth and Naomi…
Ruth 2: 14-17
14 At mealtime Boaz said to her, “Come over here. Have some bread and dip it in the wine vinegar.”
When she sat down with the harvesters, he offered her some roasted grain. She ate all she wanted and had some left over. 15 As she got up to glean, Boaz gave orders to his men, “Even if she gathers among the sheaves, don’t embarrass her. 16 Rather, pull out some stalks for her from the bundles and leave them for her to pick up, and don’t rebuke her.”
17 So Ruth gleaned in the field until evening. Then she threshed the barley she had gathered, and it amounted to about an ephah.
To me this is one of the most beautiful passages in all the Scriptures. The love and devotion of Naomi to Ruth is exceded in Scripture only by Jesus Himself. There comes to mind that beautiful passage of John 3:14-17 where Jesus has promised to believers: “I will never leave you nor forsake you… Lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world.”
“devotion of Naomi to Ruth”. It could also be the reverse: “devotion of Ruth to Naomi”.
You’re probaby right Steve. I think that’s probably what he meant 🙂
It was amazing that we “randomly” scheduled this to be published on Saturday and the sermon at our church (which has it’s first service of the weekend an hour later than this post) was on the same story.
God’s great timing, indeed!!!