“Sit still, my daughter, for the man will not rest until he has concluded the matter.” Ruth 3:18
Today we see the second thing that stands out about Naomi. She is not only changed, but she has been changed to serve. Her comfort from God has affected her attitude toward others. From bitter complainer, she has become the encouraging helper. The one who couldn’t even see the great blessing God had given her through Ruth, now finds that she can be a blessing to Ruth. The tables are turned. Ruth is wondering what will happen. Naomi assures her that Boaz, the picture of Christ, will not rest until the will of God is fulfilled.
Paul told the Corinthians that they had suffered in order to be able to succor those who are suffering. We have been given an assignment by God, lift up those who are broken. Undergird those whose minds are filled with discouragement. Be Christ to someone near to you. Naomi, the transformed woman, does just that. God mends us to mend others.
Dear Father, Use us to help someone else find their hope and comfort in the promises of Christ. Amen.
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