A Meditation: On Ruth 3:10-11 // For All My Fellow Townsmen Know That You Are A Worthy Woman //

by Matheus Yuhlung

‘And he said, “May you be blessed by the LORD, my daughter. You have made this last kindness greater than the first in that you have not gone after young men, whether poor or rich. And now, my daughter, do not fear. I will do for you all that you ask, for all my fellow townsmen know that you are a worthy woman”’Ruth 3:10-11

There are so many things to learn from Ruth and one such is the fact that she remained single for a long time without throwing any fits of insanity. She didn’t chase after aesthetically pleasing men or anyone with wealth.

After her husband died, she remained faithful to her in-law. And even after being pressed by Naomi to return to her previous home and start a new life, find a mate et cetera, she refused and replied her in what according to Macarthur is one of the most beautiful piece of poetry in Hebrew[1] (Ruth 1:16-17).

Two things we can learn (a) it is not necessary that our soul mate would look like a beauty pageant winner or an actor, model or an actress; a billionaire, a hotel heiress et cetera the beauty of the soul – the soul that has a yearning for Christ is all that matters. (b) If there is a soul mate planned out for each and every one of us – God knows the best time, moment and person. And He’ll work that out when He thinks is best. And we can rest assured in the fact that He is God, He knows the best and He cannot be wrong.

Isn’t it amazing that there is not even an episode of Ruth ranting? May God grant us a heart that knows how to wait on Him; because we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him.[2] 

[1] John Macarthur – Twelve Extraordinary Women

[2] Romans 8:28 (NIV)

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