Expectation leads to Encounter – Ruth 2:

Expectation leads to Encounter – Ruth 2:1-13
We need to live lives of an expectation of favour from the Lord.
An expectation of favour that says, ‘Let me go to the fields.’
What caused Ruth to say ‘Let me go’?
c. Her secure position
“May you be richly rewarded by the LORD, the God of Israel, under whose wings you have come to take refuge.” 2:12
This prayer of Boaz uses imagery for God like that of Moses:
“Like an eagle that stirs up its nest and hovers over its young,
that spreads its wings to catch them and carries them on its pinions.” Deut 32:11
The Psalms speak of the wings of God as places of safety (Ps 17:8); places of refreshment (Ps 36:7); places of stillness (Ps 57:1); places of hope (Ps 91:1).
For Ruth it is the place of refuge.
“O Lord, my strength and my fortress, my refuge in times of distress.” Jeremiah 16:19
Ruth had come to know Naomi’s God, the God of Israel. She had found Him to be accessible to the troubled and bitter person. That He was the One to turn to when needing help, safety, relief from distress, trouble and affliction.
We will face many problems, attacks, failures and sins. God welcomes us to run to him and under His wings we find security.

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