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Being At Our Finest (11 of 14)
Series: The Book of Ruth
Ken D. Trivette
1. Special occasions call for us to be at our finest. Certain events call for us to look our best, act our best, wear our best, and be at our best.
2. There are times that we would not want to be like the woman that made a mad dash out of her house when she heard the garbage truck pulling away. She realized that she had not put the garbage out that morning.
3. She grabbed the garbage and ran out the door. He hair was wrapped in big curlers, her face was covered with face cream, and she was in her bathrobe and an old pair of slippers. She ran out to the street and yelled, "Am I too late for the garbage?" The fellow on the back of truck yelled back, "Nope, hop right in."
4. At our point in Ruth's story, we find one of those occasions in her life that called for her to be at her finest. The events that are taking place are strange to our western minds. Her actions to us seem aggressive and questionable. Yet what Naomi instructed Ruth to do was customary and common to the Jewish people of that time.
5. In a nutshell, Ruth is about to become engaged to Boaz. The first steps in her becoming the wife of Boaz are about to be taken and it called for her to be at her finest. The instructions of Naomi were, "wash thyself, anoint thyself," and "dress thyself." Naomi wanted Ruth to be at her finest when this glorious event took place.
6. There is coming a day when we that have been the workers of the Lord will become the wife of the Lord. When that hour comes, we want to be at our finest.
7. We read in Revelation 19:7, "Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready." John described the celebration at the wedding and the preparation of the wife.
8. We as the future wife of the Lord Jesus want to make ourselves ready. When that hour comes we want to be at our finest. Th ...
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