Summary: Ruth met her redeemer and enjoyed the benefits of the being in the right field
In the first chapter of Ruth, we find Ruth’s acceptance of the God of Naomi by faith. She rejected the false gods of Moab and declared to Naomi, thy God will be my God.
We must reflect on the Condition of Ruth.
•She was poor - absolutely no supply
•She was a widow - no security
•She was stranger - no solutions
In vs. 2 - In the midst of worldly wants she murmureth not against God.
She did not meditate on returning to Moab, as many in the wilderness did desiring Egypt. She did not steal. She did not make excuses for her condition. She was merely faithful with who she was and what she had. In Chapter 2,we find Ruth working in the Field.
I. The Mighty Redeemer - vs. 1
A. His Capacity, Eph 2:4-7
B. His Capabilities, Isa 45:22, Heb 7:25, Php 3:21, 2Ti 1:12
II. The Meeting of Rescue - vs. 2-8
A. The Coincidence - vs. 3
B. The Compassion
1. The Inquiry - vs. 5, Lu 10:33 Lu 10:33
2. The Invitation - vs. 8b, Deu 23:3, Rom 5:20, Rom 8:3, Matt 1:5 5
III. The Mission Revealed - vs. 9-12
A. The Gleaning to be Done - Mt. 9:36-38
B. The Place of His Goodness - vs. 8
C. The Gifts of Glory - vs. 11-12, Psalm 91:1-4
IV. The Mercy that was Rendered - vs. 9-16
A. She found Providence - vs. 3
B. She found Protection - vs. 9
C. She found a Promise – vs. 11 12
D. She found a Presence - vs. 14
1. She was a Damsel in the Field
2. She became like a Daughter in the House - vs. 8
3. She became a Diner at the Table - vs. 14
E. She found a Provision
1. A Flood for the Thirsty - vs. 9
2. A Feeding for the Hungry - vs. 14
3. A Filling of her Basket - vs. 16
Conclusion: Have you been redeemed? Jesus Saves! If so, are you gleaning in the field - bringing others to Christ, enjoying the benefits of salvation?
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