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Ruth meets Boaz

So she gleaned in the field until evening. Then she beat out what she had gleaned, and it was about an ephah of barley. She picked it up and came into the town, and her mother-in-law saw how much she had gleaned. Then she took out and gave her what was left over after she herself had been satisfied. Her mother-in-law said to her, “Where did you glean today? And where have you worked? Blessed be the man who took notice of you.” So she told her mother-in-law with whom she had worked, and said, “The name of the man with whom I worked today is Boaz.” Then Naomi said to her daughter-in-law, “Blessed be he by the Lord, whose kindness has not forsaken the living or the dead!” Naomi also said to her, “The man is a relative of ours, one of our nearest kin.” (Ruth 2:17-20, NRSV)

Naomi saw that Ruth was successful on her first day out and knew that someone had looked over her.

Both of them got their fill from what God had blessed Boaz with, and he, in turn, blessed Ruth with, which also blessed Naomi.

How do we bless others with what God has given us?

How do we use our resources to help those in need?

How do you allow what was poured into our lives be transferred to others?

If we do not empty ourselves, how can God give us more?

Why should we be the only one who receives from the blessing with which we have been blessed?

 

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