Ruth 3 – Risk
Naomi directed Ruth into a very risky, possibly shameful, embarrassing and potentially irredeemable situation. Ruth would propose to Boaz and claim him as her “near kinsman” (KJV). Naomi had seen Boaz’s attraction and knew he was not only an honorable man, but also an extended family member with legal rights who could provide for Ruth. Boaz proved worthy of her opinion. It is not wise to take risks without Holy Spirit leadership and wisdom from Godly mentors and leaders. Taking that missions trip, building a relationship with someone whom others have shunned, doing something you could fail at—what risks have you taken lately because they were the right things to do?
Lord, help me risk whatever is necessary to see your plans and purposes fulfilled through my life. Help me to exercise wisdom in every decision and lean on the direction of trusted mentors and Godly leaders. But help me do what I need to do for your glory. In Jesus Name I pray, Amen.
Devotions written by Tracey Kelly with Pastor Marlyn DeFoggi.