When you are walking in righteousness and have given up everything to follow God, like Ruth, you will find favor not only with God, but also with men. The beauty about Ruth’s example is that she did not act like she was entitled to anything, she did not play the sympathy role to get ahead, she was obedient to her mother-in-law and became a servant before she was elevated in marriage. As a result of Ruth’s humble actions, God gave her a new husband, children and riches.
The reason why most of us don’t find favor like Ruth is because sometimes we think we deserve or are entitled to certain things. However, God shows us an example in Ruth, that no matter who or what you are, like Jesus you must be a servant. Be humble like they were. Be obedient like they were. If Ruth was not obedient to her mother-in-law Naomi, and if Jesus was not obedient to God, then they success they had would have never happened.
The key to finding favor with God and men is obedience, humility, then serving others. If you are not, then the blessing of the Lord will not exceed its regular capability. The next thing seen with Ruth is that she was not a selfish person and she was willing to share everything with her mother-in-law, Naomi. Ruth did not forget who helped her when she and Naomi were both in pain and bereavement as a result of the losses they both suffered. Naomi, even in her pain and suffering was a good and righteous example and also a Romans 12:1-2 example for Ruth to follow. When you are going through, you need someone who always looks to God in spite of the difficulty and pain.
Ruth was also a good example of a giver or a person who tithes, she gave back from what she acquired to help the helpless, motherless and widows. God does not give or multiply His blessings and favor to ungrateful people. Naomi, in Ruth 2:20, showed Ruth that all blessings, praise, glory honor and thanks goes to God for not forsaking His kindness or promises to the living nor the dead. This is why we see people who have blessings and favor following them even though they don’t deserve it. However, it is all a result of the promises God has made to their grand or great grand parents.
God works through us to meet the needs of those around us.
Ephesians 2:10 God created us to do good works through Christ Jesus. As Christians doing good is a spiritual fruit.
Galatians 6:2 As Christians we should bear each others burdens, which is a fulfillment of the law of Christ.
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Scripture Reference: Ruth 2:13-20