Prayer- Lord, Open our hearts and open our minds and help us learn. Go-Fight-Win. Amen.
1 One day Naomi her mother-in-law said to her, "My daughter, should I not try to find a home [
] for you, where you will be well provided for? 2 Is not Boaz, with whose servant girls you have been, a kinsman of ours? Tonight he will be winnowing barley on the threshing floor. 3 Wash and perfume yourself, and put on your best clothes. Then go down to the threshing floor, but don't let him know you are there until he has finished eating and drinking. 4 When he lies down, note the place where he is lying. Then go and uncover his feet and lie down. He will tell you what to do."
5 "I will do whatever you say," Ruth answered. 6 So she went down to the threshing floor and did everything her mother-in-law told her to do.
7 When Boaz had finished eating and drinking and was in good spirits, he went over to lie down at the far end of the grain pile. Ruth approached quietly, uncovered his feet and lay down. 8 In the middle of the night something startled the man, and he turned and discovered a woman lying at his feet.
9 "Who are you?" he asked. "I am your servant Ruth," she said. "Spread the corner of your garment over me, since you are a kinsman-redeemer."
Naomi wants to fix her devoted daughter in law up. Boaz is working late, and after a little food and drink he needs to sleep. Ruth goes in and lies at his feet, a sign of submission.
Sometimes we need to submit. God may never sleep, but still we need to dress up and make ourselves available. Naomi wanted to fix up Ruth, we need to fix up our friends-and our enemies.
Prayer- Lord, We submit to you, because you are great. Go-Fight-Win. Amen.