Ruth 3:1 (KJV)
Then Naomi her mother in law said unto her, My daughter, shall I not seek rest for thee, that it may be well with thee?
I see in Naomi a type of the Christian who is concerned about souls. Having gone out and, at no small cost to herself, brought Ruth into the Promised Land, she refuses to leave Ruth alone to muddle her own way through. Naomi seeks rest for Ruth. She is capable of doing so because:
- She has a personal relationship to Boaz
- She has an understanding of the plan of God
- She has a regular contact with Ruth
- She had a willing disciple in Ruth
Naomi’s guidance transformed Ruth from a stranger (albeit a virtuous one) to a part of the family of God.
Naomi was by no means a perfect person. But she was used of God in an impossible situation. The same may be said about any Christian with concern enough to reach out to win and disciple others.
Ruth 3:1 (KJV) Concerned for Souls
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