Summary: This is the 2nd study in the study "God Is On The Job". This study shows how God provides for us although we are unaware of what He is doing.
It is hard to learn how to be satisfied with what God has given you when you start looking around and see what others have; but God tells us not to worry about God’s provision for us.
Our text tells us about God’s provision. God provides…
The Right Place
There were many fields that Ruth could choose from to glean. Verse 3 says that she just happened to glean from the field that belonged to Boaz. Although Ruth had no real reason for choosing that field, God knew exactly where she should be.
We may not understand why we are where we are, but God has you right where you are supposed to be. It is not our job to question where God has placed us. We are called to follow Him unconditionally.
Just A Thought
Do you question where God has placed you? Just remember God doesn’t make any mistakes. He does have a plan for you.
God provides the right place and…
The Right People
Not just anyone could redeem Ruth; it had to be a close relative. Boaz fit the qualification. Not only did Boaz qualify as a kinsman-redeemer for Ruth, but he was concerned for Ruth’s safety and well-being. He treated her like family, not a foreigner. He allowed her to glean all she wanted. He instructed her to not go anywhere else.
God does the same for us. He protects us and provides for us. He ask that we stay close to Him and not wander off. There is no need for us to go anywhere else but to God. We were foreigners, but through Jesus we are made family.
God provides the right people, the right place, and…
The Right Portion
Ruth not only ate all she could, but she was able to take “leftovers” to Naomi. Not only did Ruth go home with a full stomach but she also went home with much more barley than one person could ever glean in one day. God doesn’t just provide for us, He provides abundantly. You may think that you don’t have all you need, but remember God will provide for all of your needs. Notice I said needs not wants.
Another passage of Scripture summarizes God’s provision.
Wednesday Evening Bible Study
Series: God Is On The Job (Study In Ruth) #2
April 16, 2003
Bel Aire Baptist Church
Pastor Shawn Drake