Ruth worked steadily except for a short rest in the shelter. Ruth 2
“I have told the men not to touch you.” (Boaz) Ruth 2
“Don’t embarrass her.” Ruth 2
“May you be richly rewarded by the Lord, the God of Israel, under whose wings you have come to take refuge.” Ruth 2:12
“In someone else’s field you might be harmed.” Ruth 2:22
Lord, you are the God of Shelter, the God of Refuge. In you, though we are rebuked, you do not embarrass us if we repent. Though others seek to harm us, you watch over us. All who work in your fields are richly blessed by you and find shelter.
When we do something out of obedience to the Lord, there can be no other explanation—just obedience. That is why a saint can be so easily ridiculed and misunderstood. Oswald Chambers