“And Ruth the Moabite said to Naomi, “Let me go to the fields
and pick up the leftover grain behind anyone in whose eyes I
Naomi said to her, “Go ahead, my daughter.” So she went out,
entered a field and began to glean behind the harvesters.
As it turned out, she was working in a field belonging to Boaz,
who was from the clan of Elimelek. Ruth 2: 2, 3
I read this scripture a few days ago when I saw something
AMAZING…!!! Ever wonder where your life is going?
Ever wonder if anything good is going to happen to you?
Ever wonder if things will turn around?
Ever think God has abandoned you on your journey?
Ever think your life was doomed, that all hope was lost
There is good news…….
Ruth had gone through a lot. She had lost her husband
and she moved to a foreign land. Her life looked bleak
but in the midst of all that God directed her steps:
“Naomi said to her, “Go ahead, my daughter.” So
she went out entered a field and began to glean
behind the harvesters.
As it turned out, she was working in a field belonging
to Boaz, who was from the clan of Elimelek. Ruth 2:3
Let’s think about this for a minute. Out of all the fields
in the land, Ruth “happened to work on a field belonging
God is so good….There is no other explanation to give.
God directed her to the field of Boaz….!!!
Naomi didn’t lay out a plan before hand for Ruth.
Ruth didn’t know a thing about Boaz but somehow
“it turned out that she was worked in a field belonging
Let me say this, as He directed Ruth I believe He is
directing our steps. The “field” we are in is not some
field! There is a reason we are working in that “field”…!
Who was Boaz?
He was a relative of Naomi who had the power to
help them. The NIV study guide explains it like this:
Guardian-redeemer – The Hebrew word for guardian-
redeemer is a legal one who has the obligation to redeem
a relative in serious difficulty (see Lev. 25:25-55)
He was later to be married to Ruth (she had no clue at
They had a son named Obed who was the father of Jesse,
the father of David! Ruth 4:16
She was part of the genealogy of Christ! Matthew 1:5
Ruth thought she would go and work in a field but
God had a much bigger plan for her. He directed her
steps in such an amazing way. She had no idea where
she was but God did. He led her to the field of Boaz.
She had no idea the impact that would have on her life!
I was encouraged when I read that. How many of us are
like Ruth just working in “some” field? The thing is, it
wasn’t some field…..It was the field God had directed
her to. He cared about her life and there is no man who
could have done what God did for her.
Because God guided her a few things happened:
“So Boaz said to Ruth, My daughter, listen to me. Don’t
go and glean in another field and don’t go away from
here. Stay here with the women who work with me.
Ruth had favor in the place God directed her into.
Watch the field where the men are harvesting, and
follow along after the women. I have told the men
not to lay a hand on you. Ruth 2:9
Ruth was protected as God led her.
As she got up to glean, Boaz gave orders to his men,
Let her gather among the sheaves and don’t reprimand
her. Even pull out some stalks for her from the bundles
and leave them for her to pick up, and don’t rebuke her.
Ruth 2: 15
She began to experience blessing and prosperity when
she walked in God’s leading.
As I read this story I cried out to God. I asked Him to
guide my steps like He did for Ruth. She had no idea
what God had in store but He led her to the field of
You may be like Ruth, just working on some field,
not expecting anything from God, thinking He has
left you or thinking His plan for you IS the field…!!!
That is so not true…!!! God has more planned for
you beyond field. Ruth may of thought she was
just working in some field but she was exactly
where God wanted her to be….! She may of thought
she didn’t deserve anything from God but He had
something so amazing for her….She may of seen
herself as a foreigner but God saw her as a
daughter, beloved and precious daughter who
deserved only the best!!!
Don’t lose hope where you are. God is directing your
EVERY step. Like Ruth, He cares for you
Like Ruth, He has an amazing plan for you
Like Ruth, His favor is on you
Like Ruth, He has not abandoned you
Trust Him as He leads you
It’s not an easy thing to do but it’s worthwhile
Stretch your faith
He has a plan for every step you take
Your life is not meaningless
There is so much more in store