she lay at his feet until morning and rose before one could recognize
another…Again he said, “Give me the cloak that is on you and hold it.”
So she held it, and he measured six measures of barley and laid it on
her. Then she went into the city.
|Ruth 3:14–15, NASB|
Rest Yields Far More Results
When Ruth worked from morning to evening in the field of Boaz, a
wealthy relative, she collected only one measure of barley. That’s about
10 days’ supply. But when she simply rested overnight at his feet, he
gave her six measures of barley—about two months’ supply!
Boaz, Ruth’s kinsman redeemer, is a picture of Jesus our Redeemer,
whom we are to rest in. This rest refers to an inner posture of trust
and quiet confidence in Jesus’ finished work and in His ability to give
you increase and good success as you go about doing what you need to do.
Rest is not sitting around doing nothing and waiting for His blessings
to fall into our laps.
Beloved, what God doesn’t want you to do is worry and do things out
of fear. He wants you to rest at Jesus’ feet and listen to His words of
love and life. Let Him drive out your fears and lead you to good