Presentation on theme: "God is at work Ruth 4 Jessica Wang. God is at work. He is still working even in the darkest times. But we can only realize that if we obey and trust him."— Presentation transcript:
God is at work Ruth 4 Jessica Wang
God is at work. He is still working even in the darkest times. But we can only realize that if we obey and trust him. God is at work to fulfill his will and also for our benefit.
and to know this love that surpasses knowledge--that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. 3:20 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us
God makes things happen: 1 God made Ruth and Boaz meet each other Was it just by chance? Of course not! God was at work!
2 God brought the kinsman-redeemer along. 4:1 Meanwhile Boaz went up to the town gate and sat there. When the kinsman- redeemer he had mentioned came along, Boaz said, 'Come over here, my friend, and sit down.' So he went over and sat down. Was it just by chance? Of course not! God was at work!
3 God was working in Boazs heart to settle the matter 3:18 Then Naomi said, 'Wait, my daughter, until you find out what happens. For the man will not rest until the matter is settled today.'
3 God was working in Boazs heart to settle the matter BoazKinsman-redeemer Brought the matter to the kinsman- redeemer Suggested him to buyHappy about it Asked him to marry RuthRefused Got chanceGave up by taking off his sandal Buy the land and marry Ruth
4. God make the redemption legal Everyone was there at the right time, to make sure it was all legal and blessed. Was it just by chance? Of course not! God was at work!
5. God enabled Ruth to have a son. 4:13 So Boaz took Ruth and she became his wife. Then he went to her, and the Lord enabled her to conceive, and she gave birth to a son.
6.God was at work for his own plan 4:22 Obed the father of Jesse, and Jesse the father of David. Ruth's baby became the grandfather of King David. He was an ancestor of Jesus!
God makes things happen 1. He made Ruth and Boaz meet each other 2. He brought the kinsman-redeemer along. 3. He was working in Boazs heart to settle the matter
God makes things happen 4. He made the redemption legal. 5. He enabled Ruth to have a son. 6. He was at work for his own plan
Application to our lives 1 We must trust God despite our difficulties.
Isaiah 55:8-9. For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are my ways your ways, declares the Lord. As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.
Romans 8:28. And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. 8:28
2) How to trust God in our troubles Focus on his promises by reading his words Count the blessings in our own daily life Hear from others in the fellowship
God is at work. Even in the darkest times, God is at work. His work is to fulfill his plan. His work is for our benefit. May our eyes and ears can be opened by Him