April 26– Ruth 4:13-21

April 26– Ruth 4:13-21

13 So Boaz took Ruth, and she became his wife. And he went in to her, and the Lord gave her conception, and she bore a son. 14 Then the women said to Naomi, “Blessed be the Lord, who has not left you this day without a redeemer, and may his name be renowned in Israel! 15 He shall be to you a restorer of life and a nourisher of your old age, for your daughter-in-law who loves you, who is more to you than seven sons, has given birth to him.” 16 Then Naomi took the child and laid him on her lap and became his nurse. 17 And the women of the neighborhood gave him a name, saying, “A son has been born to Naomi.” They named him Obed. He was the father of Jesse, the father of David.

18 Now these are the generations of Perez: Perez fathered Hezron, 19 Hezron fathered Ram, Ram fathered Amminadab, 20 Amminadab fathered Nahshon, Nahshon fathered Salmon, 21 Salmon fathered Boaz, Boaz fathered Obed, 22 Obed fathered Jesse, and Jesse fathered David.


What a blessing God gave Ruth to have a son.  But not just any son.  The grandfather of King David.  None of them knew the gift they had received in this child.  None of them knew that David’s line would bring the Messiah.  God had given the best gift of all.

In four short chapters we have seen Ruth go from heartbreak of losing her husband, to heartache at the thought of leaving her mother-in-law Naomi, to a new heart in a new land, then to love in a new land, and finally, new life in the new land.  What a joy her life was, but as we can see, the journey wasn’t easy.

What journey will God take you on to bring you to joy?

Open your heart to God’s will for your life so He can bring you into His will.


Oh Heavenly Father, I so love the story of Ruth.  So many things happened to her, because of her and through her.  She endured much tragedy and turmoil, but it’s not what she went through that was most important, but where You brought her.  The fact she was obedient was why You were able to give her so much joy.  May I allow You to work in my life, even the hard times, so that You can bring me to a place of joy, blessings, and maybe even future miracles that change the world for the better.  Thank You so much Father for this love story.  Not just the love story that is obvious between Ruth and Boaz, but the story of Your love for us.  The love that never ends.

In Jesus’ name.



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