Scripture: Ruth 2.
Ruth 2:11-12 (NLT)
11 “Yes, I know,” Boaz replied. “But I also know about everything you have done for your mother-in-law since the death of your husband. I have heard how you left your father and mother and your own land to live here among complete strangers.
12 May the LORD, the God of Israel, under whose wings you have come to take refuge, reward you fully for what you have done.”
(How Can I apply what God is saying here to my life today?)
Ruth’s life exhibited admirable qualities: She was hardworking, loving, kind, faithful, appreciative, honest and brave. These qualities gained for her a good reputation, but only because she displayed them consistently in all areas of her life. Wherever Ruth went or whatever she did, her character remained the same.
Our reputation is formed by the people who watch us at work, in town, at home, in church. A good reputation comes by consistently living out the qualities you believe in—no matter what group of people or surroundings you are in. Jesus also set the example for us to follow when He was kind to even those that hung Him on the old rugged cross. Ruth reminds us of the importance of such qualities. Jesus has modeled these for us, so that those of us that follow Him will know the way to live.
(What I will ask of God, in order for me to properly apply His Word to my life)
Lord, today I am asking for consistency in my Christian character. I pray that circumstance nor people will change that, but that Your example will be a consistent reminder to me today. I pray that something resulting from this might touch the hearts of those I deal with today, and that they will want to know more about the Savior that I love, adore and follow. Thank You for choosing even me to be an ambassador for You here on planet earth. Please work mightily in the hearts and lives of my friends that may meditate on this devotional today.
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