WORD OF ALETHEIA

The Word of Truth

Teachings

Deep exegesis, explanation and interpretation of the topic hereunder is given prayerfully through the help of the Holy Spirit Who is the custodian of the truth in line with biblical standard.

It is an absolute delight to bring God’s word again to you my reader. Last time we talked about:

  1. The Present Circumstance of a Believer doesn’t describe him/her, he possesses something eternal.
  2. The Need for Mentors

 

This week we continue to pick out lessons from the book of Ruth. 

3. Boaz was a good Man

The testimony recorded in the scriptures of Boaz was excellent. He was a successful man, in fact, scriptures described him as a man of great wealth (Ruth 2:1). Interestingly, despite his success, he was not a man who was proud or boastful. In Ruth 2:4, scriptures give us an impression that he had a good relationship with his workers.

 

“Now behold, Boaz came from Bethlehem, and said to the reapers, “The Lord be with you! And they answered him, “The Lord bless you”. (Ruth 2:4 KJV)

 

It was this good relationship with his workers that made him notice the “stranger” (Ruth) who had just joined them and she eventually became his wife. Boaz was a good leader, he was interested in the performance of his staff. Paul also had a similar instruction to Timothy:

 

“Command those who are rich in this present age not to be haughty, nor to trust in uncertain riches but in the living God, who gives us richly all things to enjoy” 

(1 Tim. 6:17 KJV)

Boaz was also a truthful person. Despite Ruth giving Boaz the signal of her availability of marriage, he didn’t swing in to take advantage cunningly of the situation. He stayed truthful, informing her that there was another man who was a closer relative than him, and who had a higher chance of being the kinsman-redeemer and eventually be Ruth’s new husband. 

 

Read more about the kinsman-redeemer here.

“Now it is true that I am a close relative; however, there is a relative closer than I” 

(Ruth 3:12 KJV)

Paul, speaking through the Holy Ghost said:

“But speaking the truth in love may grow up in all things into Him who is the head–Christ—”

(Eph. 4:15 KJV)

4. The End is always Sweeter

The story in the book of Ruth opened on a sorrowful note with Naomi losing her husband and children in chapter 1, chapter 4  ends with joy and happiness. I believe just like the book of Ruth, life is in chapters. The chapter you might be on now in your life might be sorrowful and sad, but scripture says the next chapter would be better. 

 

Abraham and Sarah later had a child, Hannah later had a Son, Jabez’s story changed, the Israelites didn’t remain slaves forever, Jacob later became wealthy and had a huge family, It always got better.

 

“But the path of the just is like the shining sun, that shines ever brighter unto the perfect day” (Prov. 4:18)

 

Because of Jesus’ death on the cross, you qualify to be called the just the who scriptures talks of in Prov. 4:18. Yes, it always gets better. The challenges you face today will be gone tomorrow your tears will turn to laughter and sorrow to joy. Stay believing and see God working things out on your behalf. 

 

For there is hope of a tree, if it be cut down, that it will sprout again, and that the tender branch thereof will not cease. Though the root thereof wax old in the earth, and the stock thereof die in the ground; Yet through the scent of water it will bud, and bring forth boughs like a plant.
(Job 14: 7-9)

 

Say this with me:

I am a child of the Almighty,

I am led/inspired by the Holy Ghost in me,

I yield/obey as I am led,

I am redeemed, I am well,

I am strong,

I do not live in fear,

 

I am blessed and I am a blessing

In Jesus name, Amen

I call you blessed

Samson Afolabi

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