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Ruth 2:14

“And Boaz said unto her, at mealtime come thou hither, and eat of the bread, and dip thy morsel in the vinegar.  And she sate beside the reapers: and he reached her parched corn, and she did eat, and was sufficed, and left.

“Ruth being a Moabitess was not entitled to anything that Boaz had.  Like the Syrophenician woman who say to Jesus “Truth, Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their master’s table” (Matt. 15:27) Ruth was willing to take the scrapes the reapers left behind.  But because Ruth had made Naomi’s God her God, God granted her favor.

God’s favor placed Ruth in the right place at the right time and caused Boaz to take notice of her.  God’s favor caused her to be seated among the reapers!  No longer would she be one that begged for scrapes, she would be entitled to take in the harvest!God has favored us through the His Son Jesus Christ.  We have been grafted into the family of God and are entitled to take in the harvest! We are no longer are standing on the outside of Eden Jesus blood has put as back on the inside of Eden where all the goodness that God  intended for us to have is at our disposal.  Good health, prosperity, peace of mind are all ours for the taking.

Reapers are those that gather in, it’s up to you how much you want to take in but you must do the taking, you must do the gathering in.  Naomi and Ruth returned to Bethlehem because Naomi heard that there was bread and when they got there Ruth didn’t sit around waiting, she said, “Let me now go to the field, and glean ears of corn after him in whose sight I shall find grace…” (Ruth 2:2).    If Ruth had never gotten up to go she never would have been in the right place at the right time.

God has given us His unmerited, unmeasurable favor, all things are ours through Jesus Christ.  Therefore, what are you waiting for?  Gather in as much as you want!

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