“So she kept fast by the maidens of Boaz to glean unto the end of barley harvest and of wheat harvest; and dwelt with her mother in law” (Ruth 2:23).TEXT — Ruth 2:18-23
The story was told of a renowned basketball player to demonstrate how a person’s life can be transformed from failure to astounding success. His journey to success was difficult. After several losses in important games, the man relentlessly worked hard with humility for some years to improve his game and ended up winning global laurels in basketball. He would later describe his success as a product of lifelong tenacity in the face of failure and disappointments.
Today’s text presents Ruth’s tenacity and dedication to duty that made her to surmount formidable obstacles and change what would have been a bleak future. The young widow was faced with an uncertain future that only divine intervention could reshape. Part of her beneficial daily duties was to glean in the farm of Boaz, a near kinsman of her late husband, so she could earn a living for herself and her mother-in-law. Characteristic of Ruth, she displayed tenacity and dedication to duty.
Tenacity and dedication to duty are two important virtues that are fast disappearing in the present age, even among believers. Tenacious people have fixed mindset and see life challenges as opportunities to further their God-ordained cause. People with enduring tenacity have high-order target and they work with a sense of purpose to achieve the target. They do not allow difficulties of any kind to derail them from their goal.
Close walk with God requires that believers hold tenaciously to their experience of salvation and profession of faith in Jesus Christ. There can be no enduring Christianity without enduring tenacity and dedication to duty.
Thought for the day
Hold the forth, Jesus is coming soon!
- in one year
- NEHEMIAH 11 – 13