Virtue of Patience
Ruth 3 Then Naomi her mother-in-law said to her, "My daughter, should I not seek rest for you, that it may be well with you?...
We've all been there, we find ourselves in some sort of predicament and we know exactly how we want it to turn out. So, we jump in, we grab the bull by the horns, and do our best to make what we think should happen, happen. But as I'm learning over the years, there is wisdom in waiting and having patience. That's one of the things I see in Ruth 3. Ruth didn't try to rush ahead and make something happen with Boaz. She and Naomi didn't try to take matters into their own hands. Likewise, Boaz also didn't rush ahead to try and make a marriage to Ruth happen. He followed Jewish law and tradition and trusted that if it was meant to be, he would get to marry Ruth (verses 12-13).
So what's your experience been with waiting patiently for God to act or to give you direction? What did you learn about patience from Ruth 3:1-18? Tami W
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