six measures of barley


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six measures of barley

Ruth 3:14-18 (JDV)

Ruth 3:14 So she lay down at his feet until morning but got up while it was still dark. Then Boaz said, “Don’t let it be known that a woman came to the threshing floor.”
Ruth 3:15 And he told Ruth, “Bring the shawl you’re wearing and hold it out.” When she held it out, he shoveled six measures of barley into her shawl, and she went into the town.
Ruth 3:16 She went to her mother-in-law, Naomi, who asked her, “What happened, my daughter?” Then Ruth told her everything the man had done for her.
Ruth 3:17 She said, “He gave me these six measures of barley, because he said, ‘Don’t go back to your mother-in-law empty-handed.'”
Ruth 3:18 Naomi said, “My daughter, wait until you find out how things go, because he won’t rest unless he resolves this today.”

six measures of barley

Those six measures of barley were a sign to Naomi, and she could read the sign. She knew that Boaz was determined to discover the solution to Ruth’s problem — and his. She knew he would not rest until he has gotten an answer.

Perhaps you have a question today, and you are anxious to determine the answer. You may not get your answer today, but you may get a sign from the Lord that an answer is coming. Be on the look out.

LORD, make us sensitive to your signs today.

About Jefferson Vann

Jefferson Vann is pastor of Piney Grove Advent Christian Church in Delco, North Carolina. You can contact him at -- !
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