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Sermon Notes - January 30, 2022
Choose: Ruth - Chapter 2 - Jon Furman

Ruth 2:1 (NLT)
Now there was a wealthy and influential man in Bethlehem named Boaz, who was a relative of Naomi’s husband, Elimelech.

Ruth 2:2 (NLT)
One day Ruth the Moabite said to Naomi, “Let me go out into the harvest fields to pick up the stalks of grain left behind by anyone who is kind enough to let me do it.” Naomi replied, “All right, my daughter, go ahead.”

Faith moves us to do what we need to do, trusting that God will do what only He can do.

Ruth 2:3a (NLT)
So Ruth went out to gather grain behind the harvesters. And as it happened, she found herself working in a field that belonged to Boaz…

Ruth 2:4-5 (NLT)
While she was there, Boaz arrived from Bethlehem and greeted the harvesters. “The Lord be with you!” he said. “The Lord bless you!” the harvesters replied. Then Boaz asked his foreman, “Who is that young woman over there? Who does she belong to?”

Ruth 2:6-7 (NLT)
And the foreman replied, “She is the young woman from Moab who came back with Naomi. She asked me this morning if she could gather grain behind the harvesters. She has been hard at work ever since, except for a few minutes’ rest in the shelter.”

Ruth 2:8-9 (NLT)
Boaz went over and said to Ruth, “Listen, my daughter. Stay right here with us when you gather grain; don’t go to any other fields. Stay right behind the young women working in my field. See which part of the field they are harvesting, and then follow them. I have warned the young men not to treat you roughly. And when you are thirsty, help yourself to the water they have drawn from the well.”

Faith sustains us in doing what we ought to do, preparing us for what God is about to do.

Ruth 2:10-11 (NLT)
Ruth fell at his feet and thanked him warmly. “What have I done to deserve such kindness?” she asked. “I am only a foreigner.” “Yes, I know,” Boaz replied. “But I also know about everything you have done for your mother-in-law since the death of your husband. I have heard how you left your father and mother and your own land to live here among complete strangers.

Ruth 2:12 (NLT)
May the Lord, the God of Israel, under whose wings you have come to take refuge, reward you fully for what you have done.”

Faith praises the hand of God for working to do everything that we cannot do.

Ruth 2:20 (NLT)
“May the Lord bless him!” Naomi told her daughter-in-law… That man is one of our closest relatives, one of our family redeemers.”

Choose to Surrender the Big Picture

Isaiah 46:10 (NLT)
Only I can tell you the future before it even happens. Everything I plan will come to pass, for I do whatever I wish.

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