LIVING WATER CAC DAILY DEVOTIONAL GUIDE FOR October 11, 2019 : TOPIC – I MUST FIND YOU A HOME (I)
LIVING WATER CAC DAILY DEVOTIONAL GUIDE
Friday, October 11, 2019. – INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE GIRL CHILD
I MUST FIND YOU A HOME (I)
READ: Ruth 3:1-5
Ruth 3:1-5 Then Naomi her mother in law said unto her, My daughter, shall I not seek rest for thee, that it may be well with thee?
And now is not Boaz of our kindred, with whose maidens thou wast? Behold, he winnoweth barley to night in the threshingfloor.
Wash thyself therefore, and anoint thee, and put thy raiment upon thee, and get thee down to the floor: but make not thyself known unto the man, until he shall have done eating and drinking.
And it shall be, when he lieth down, that thou shalt mark the place where he shall lie, and thou shalt go in, and uncover his feet, and lay thee down; and he will tell thee what thou shalt do.
And she said unto her, All that thou sayest unto me I will do.
MEMORISE: Then Naomi her mother-in-law said to her, “My daughter, shall I not seek security for you, that it may be well with you?” (Ruth 3:1)
The girl child is normally a product of the home. Let us look at the life of a young woman, an old one, and how they cooperated in the Lord to build a home.
Ruth’s life and experiences are very important, because they show that God chose her, a woman from the heathen land of Moab. Her background did not stop her from fulfilling God’s purpose in life. Though a Moabitess, she had an encounter with the God of the Hebrews. However, her life was not exempted from sorrow, she lost her husband, being without a child. She had not enjoyed her marriage, as she ought to, before losing her husband to the cold hands of death. She also lost her father-in-law and brother-in-law; there was, indeed, sorrow everywhere for her.
Nevertheless, there was someone she wouldn’t want to lose, even if she missed the whole world with its pleasures – the God of her husband’s family. Her hopeless mother-in-law compelled her to return to the gods of her people, but she refused. Let us examine what she possessed that made her mother-in-law decide to find her a home.
1. Relationship with God: And your God, my God (Rth. 1:16). She made a wise choice by following the YAHWEH of her mother-in-law (cf. 2 Cor. 5:17).
2. Relationship with Naomi: If you have the opportunity, you can ask some married women. Most of them will tell you that their major difficulty is how to cope with their mothers-in-law. But Ruth had a cordial relationship with her mother-in-law.
Dear reader, it is not an absence of problem that makes you a child of God, but your relationship with
God and others, in spite of such challenges.
1. Pray that the Lord should help you to imbibe godly character.
2. The grace to remain connected to you, O Lord, inspite my challenges, give to me, in Jesus’ name
3. Pray for the grace to relate godly with your in-laws, now and in the future.
EXTRA READING FOR TODAY: Isaiah 16:10 – 21:6; Philippians 1:10 – 2:1