Good morning readers
I hope you’re all well and having a wonderful week thus far. Welcome back to my blog space, I pray that you are able to take something away from today’s discussion, as we continue our series on the life of Ruth. So sit back, relax, and enjoy part two of this seven part Bible study.
Another noticeable attribute displayed by Ruth which truly stands out, is she was a very HARD WORKING WOMAN! She didn’t sit around waiting for a man to rescue her, or for a guy to work to meet her needs. She went out there and earned in order to care for her elderly mother in-law. She saw it as her duty to look after her older relative, which the Bible states is a believers duty.
Ruth 2:2 ~ “One day Ruth the Moabite said to Naomi, “Let me go out into the harvest fields to pick up the stalks of grain left behind by anyone who is kind enough to let me do it.” Naomi replied, “All right, my daughter, go ahead.”
Ruth 2:7 ~ “She asked me this morning if she could gather grain behind the harvesters. She has been hard at work ever since, except for a few minutes’ rest in the shelter.”
1 Timothy 5:8 ~ But those who won’t care for their relatives, especially those in their own household, have denied the true faith. Such people are worse than unbelievers.
I am in no way down playing the role of a housewife or husband, because at the end of the day looking after a household is not an easy job, or a walk in the park. Stay at home parents work super hard and I must say that I appreciate the work which they do. Just imagine how much it would cost to hire a babysitter, cleaner, cook, hairdresser, barber, and gardener 24/7. Most people would be out of money very quickly, yet most stay at home parents do this all for free. I also want to give a massive shoutout to those who work and have to manage a household too, God bless you!
My point is that Ruth did not sit around waiting for a man to be her saviour, or to rescue her from financial difficulty. We should be the same and put our trust in God and believe that He is the only Saviour we need, as Christ has already rescued us from eternal death through His death and resurrection! A man or woman does not need to be your saviour, because Jesus already is. Ruth also understood the season which she was in, she had to work in order to look after her aged mother in-law. And we must understand the season we are in too. If there is a need to work we must work, we cannot sit around waiting for someone else to do the work for us.
There is somewhat of a high tendency for an unmarried individual to sit around waiting for another human being to unsingle them, and to save them from their season of singleness. This is especially because in today’s day and age, social media platforms are saturated with images and content which promote sexual relationships. When one spends their entire time focusing on entering into a relationship, they end up putting the hope of a relationship before God, which is a form of idol worship. This is because one can become so obsessed with the desire of another person meeting their needs, instead of relying upon God. But God’s word to us is this ‘Thou shall have no other God’. We are to depend on Him, for man will fail us but He never will.
Exodus 20:3 ~ “You must not have any other god but me.”
Remember there is absolutely nothing wrong with earning your own income. A lot of ladies like to speak about the Proverbs 31 woman. They have the aspiration of becoming great women through following her example, but we must remember the fact that the woman described in Proverbs 31 was extremely hardworking. She ran her own business, and was not a lazy individual. This amazing female was an early riser who got more done because of her sensible lifestyle habits.
Proverbs 31:15-18 ~ “She gets up before dawn to prepare breakfast for her household and plan the day’s work for her servant girls. She goes to inspect a field and buys it; with her earnings she plants a vineyard. She is energetic and strong, a hard worker. She makes sure her dealings are profitable; her lamp burns late into the night.”
So as children of God let us strive to work well with the time and the resources which the Lord has given unto us. Let us do good with the work of our hands instead of living idle lives.
Proverbs 12:11 ~ “A hard worker has plenty of food, but a person who chases fantasies has no sense.”
Proverbs 12:24 ~ “Work hard and become a leader; be lazy and become a slave.”
Ecclesiastes 9:10 ~ “Whatever you do, do well. For when you go to the grave, there will be no work or planning or knowledge or wisdom.”
Ecclesiastes 5:12 ~ “People who work hard sleep well, whether they eat little or much……
Have a blessed day and thank you for reading WordPress family.
God bless and keep safe.
Christian Lady After God’s Own Heart