And when she rose up to glean, Boaz commanded his young men, saying, “Let her glean even among the sheaves, and do not reproach her. Also let grain from the bundles fall purposely for her; leave it that she may glean, and do not rebuke her.”
I just love the story of Ruth, a poor Moabite widow in the Old Testament, who ended up meeting and marrying Boaz, one of the richest men in Bethlehem. It’s a beautiful love story that reveals so much about our loving Lord Jesus.
In this part of the story, Boaz, who owns the field Ruth is gleaning in, leaves an instruction for his men just as Ruth gets ready for her day’s gleaning. When Ruth goes out to glean, she sees plenty of grain in the fields and simply picks it all up—it is the much-needed provision for herself and her mother-in-law. What Ruth doesn’t know is that Boaz has actually commanded his men to “let grain from the bundles fall purposely for her”, because she has found favor in his eyes.
Isn’t it cool when Jesus, our heavenly Boaz, purposely commands the blessings on us, and tells His angels to drop them along our way? All we have to do is to go out into the fields and “pick them up”.
Beloved, because you have found favor in His eyes, the Lord is purposely dropping His blessings along your path every single day! Like Ruth, all you have to do is to step out into your field of provision. With eyes of faith, see doors of opportunities opening before you. Have the courage to apply for that job you have always dreamed about. Prepare and equip yourself, and go forth and pick up those blessings the Lord has already laid before you. Your future is bright!