Ruth Challenge

Day 2 of 4 • This day’s reading

Devotional
IT IS GOOD TO SERVE

Ruth is an embodiment of the virtuous woman described in Proverbs 31.

She worked with eager hands (Proverbs 31:13).
She provided food for her family; by giving the leftover she received from Boaz to Naomi (Proverbs 31:15).

Ruth was not sitting around waiting to be served; she was joyfully willing to serve and do what it takes to contribute. Are you doing the same? Think of various ways you can serve in all that you do; albeit in school, college, university, church, youth groups, anywhere. Your service should come from a place of humility, not to get credit from anyone but purely from a desire to serve as a Child of God!

LIKE RUTH, STAY IN YOUR FIELD AND BE FAITHFUL WHERE YOU HAVE BEEN PLANTED

Remain where God has placed you. Don’t stray away from the field that God has put you in for this season just to go into another field where you will be out of His will (Ruth 2:8-9). There are dangers to jumping fields without instruction, as Boaz emphasized to Ruth in this chapter. In the same way, God wants you to stay in your God-assigned field to keep you from harm. Have you ever taken yourself to an ungodly setting and felt uneasy? That’s God saying…"Get out of there and run into My Presence".

Some of us are confused about the field God has placed us in. Believe that your presence in church, in school, in your family and in your friendship groups, all of these ‘fields’, mean a lot to God. So, serve with excellence in these areas of your life and beyond – as if you were working directly for God. (Ephesians 6:7)

LADIES: WAIT FOR YOUR BOAZ

The Boaz kind of guy is a man that hears about your good works and completely favors you, because he sees that you are a woman of virtue, a diligent worker, a person of great beauty and worth. Boaz heard excellent things about Ruth; she wasn’t a ‘ratchet’ woman or ‘bad b-word’. She represented herself well, and her actions were a reflection of her virtuous nature. A man that truly appreciates your all-around WORTH is a man worthy of your service and submission.

Think about how you can serve God with excellence in the field He has placed you in. Share your thoughts on Twitter #RuthChallenge