Read Ruth 3
And she said to her “All that you say to me I will do.”
If ever there was a statement of faith and obedience this is it. Ruth, a Moabite, had left her land, and her relatives to go with Naomi, her mother-in-law, to the land of Judah. She puts complete trust in her mother-in-law and her mother-in-law’s God.
What does it take for you to follow through with anything? Some need to know everything will work out as planned. Others may do a certain thing, if they know they will receive something in the end. Precious few follow through because it is what God wants.
Can you say to God, “All that you say to me I will do?” For God has told us His desire, that we love Him, walk humbly before Him and follow His ways. As the story of Ruth shows, blessings follow obedience. Without faith it is impossible to please God. With faith, obedience will follow. With obedience blessings follow.
Whether you are seeking love, forgiveness, protection, or provision it is found through faith in God. When we are obedient to His ways, He blesses us with what we need.
Father the One of infinite abundance, you love us. Thank you for wanting to bless us. Help us trust you more with each passing day. May obedience to your ways become nature to us. Give us desire for you. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.
© Elizabeth Marks, founder ThinkOnIt Bible Ministries Inc, a 501(c) (3) Public Charity, has a heart to encourage and equip you with God’s Word.