Ruth 3:1-5 (JDV)
Ruth 3:1 Ruth’s mother-in-law Naomi said to her, “My daughter, shouldn’t I find a resting place for you so that you will be taken care of?
Ruth 3:2 Now isn’t Boaz our relative? Haven’t you been working with his female servants? This evening he will be winnowing barley on the threshing floor.
Ruth 3:3 Wash – put on perfumed oil, and wear your best clothes. Go down to the threshing floor, but don’t let the man know you are there until he has finished eating and drinking.
Ruth 3:4 When he lies down, notice the place where he’s lying, go in and uncover his feet, and lie down. Then he will explain to you what you should do.”
Ruth 3:5 So Ruth said to her, “I will do everything you say.”
Ruth was helping Naomi by gleaning in the fields. Now, Naomi — because of her awareness of social customs in Bethlehem — had the opportunity to help Ruth.
We should always be looking for ways to help each other. We should never assume that because a person is dependent on others, they cannot contribute something.
LORD, give us the wisdom to team up, sharing our abilities and wisdom.