We mentioned last time that there seemed to be a whole lot of coincidences happening in Ruth’s life . . . or “God’s providence” that is fulfilling his plan for Naomi and Ruth.
Looking forward, Ruth doesn’t see the whole picture; she only sees what is happening right now.
We may not understand all that is happening in and around us right now. We may tend to think of all these things as coincidences, or good and bad luck, but if we trusting God, then we know that all these things going on right now God can bring around for his and our good.
I would think that Ruth would be struggling to understand what was happening and why?
Ruth losing her husband, father in law, having to travel back to Israel, being a Moabitess, (In other words, having a past that she can’t change) all sounds pretty bad.
What’s God going to do with that?
And yet, as we read Ruth’s life story, we’ll see all that God did to bring her to where she is at the end.
So Ruth goes to the field to glean.