This is our B moment. Our moment to be still…to be fed by the Word of God…to be grateful.
Scripture reference: Deuteronomy 28:1 (ESV)
Today, I am thinking about how God rewards our faithfulness.
I’ve been talking about the story of Naomi recently, especially about how she decided to return to her hometown after she lost her husband and her two sons. However, her daughter-in-laws didn’t want her to return home alone, so they insisted on going with her. Yet Naomi thought this was too much of a sacrifice, so she told them that it was a bad idea.
One of Naomi’s daughter-in-laws, Orpah, relented after hearing Naomi’s concerns and decided to go back to her own hometown. However, Naomi’s other daughter-in-law, Ruth, decided to stay the course.
Ruth told Naomi that she would travel back to Naomi’s hometown with her and make Naomi’s hometown her own hometown. She went on to say that she would do whatever she needed to do to adjust. It was as if Ruth was being led by God’s voice. Through it all, Ruth remained faithful.
While Orpah, the daughter-in-law who decided to return home, faded into history, Ruth went on to marry Boaz and God blessed them with a son. Ruth even became the great-grandmother of King David, which put her in the lineage of Christ. Imagine that!
In this story, we can easily see how God rewards faithfulness. Let us cling to these words as we seek to strengthen our own faith: “And if you faithfully obey the voice of the Lord your God…[He] will set you high above all the nations of the earth.” Deuteronomy 28:1 (ESV)
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So today, know that God rewards faithfulness.