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Under His Skirt (12 of 14)
Series: The Book of Ruth
Ken D. Trivette
1. Many believers are quite content just to be saved and know that when they die heaven is their home. To them, salvation is no more than a passport to heaven and a fire escape from hell. Their Christianity is no more than a salvation that takes them to heaven when they die. For many, their Christianity is not a Saviour that makes heaven real while they live.
2. Many are excited in knowing about the heaven God has prepared. But not many are excited about knowing the God that is preparing heaven. For many there is an interest in golden streets but there is not an intimacy with a glorious Saviour.
3. As we continue looking at Ruth we find that she was not content with the blessings found in the field of Boaz. She wanted the blessings that were to be found at the feet of Boaz. She wanted more than the blessings. She wanted the Blesser. She wanted to be more than a worker for Boaz. She wanted to be the wife of Boaz.
4. In Ruth 3, she is no longer in the barley field, but is found at the threshingfloor. It is a beautiful scene that suggests several lessons about a believer and the process of an intimate relationship with Christ.
1. WE SEE RUTH GOING DOWN TO THE FLOOR!
1. Notice Ruth 3:4-6, "And it shall be, when he lieth down, that thou shalt mark the place where he shall lie, and thou shalt go in, and uncover his feet, and lay thee down; and he will tell thee what thou shalt do. And she said unto her, All that thou sayest unto me I will do. And she went down unto the floor, and did according to all that her mother in law bade her."
2. Naomi instructs Ruth to go down to the threshingfloor where Boaz was threshing the barley. Symbolically, the threshingfloor reminds us of a truth that it is involved in a intimate relationship with Christ.
3. Customarily a threshingfloor was located on the top of a hill which was for the purpose of catching the ...
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