Ruth Truth 4: What's in your hand?

Ruth Truth 4: What's in your hand?

"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 find favor.” Ruth 2:2

I love this verse! Ruth and Naomi are now back in Bethlehem, having no fields or any form of livelihood. But Ruth does not sit still, waiting for a handout! She is now actively looking for some way to provide for herself AND her mother-in-law. She is not wallowing in self-pity, instead she looks at what she CAN do.

I especially like the 2nd part of this verse. It says " whose eyes I find favour". 

Ruth does her part, puts in the EFFORT, but she does not forget to look for FAVOUR. Now that is a powerful combination! 

What's in your hand? What can you do that you are uniquely gifted for? Where do you find favour overflowing? 

Follow the flow! Chase the favour!

Joshua Fong, CFA

Article by Joshua Fong, CFA

Published 04 Oct 2022