Finding security

Re: Verse reading–Ruth 1:1-19 (day five)
“The Lord grant that you may find SECURITY, each of you in the house of your husband.” (v 8)  Naomi is not thinking clearly.  She frames her ideas in religious language (“The Lord grant you. . .”) but her advice is not wise when she counsels Orpah and Ruth to seek security in Moab.  The Hebrew word  means “resting place, a place unruled by anxiety”.  Naomi makes a common mistake.  We all are tempted to think that security can be found in circumstances.  In marriage.  In a better job.  Perhaps Naomi is worried by the discrimination these women will likely face in Israel.  Perhaps she is so disappointed by her own faith-journey that she no longer remembers the true truth.  THERE IS NO SECURITY EXCEPT IN GOD.   I am grateful today for the gospel. “We have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.”  (Romans 5:1)  “Come unto Me,  I will give you rest” says the Lord.  (Matthew 11:28)

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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  1. Amen! I kept thinking yesterday about this very thing. How grateful I am for the amazing gift of being reconciled to God. How I wish the whole world knew how indescribably wonderful it is NOT to be “without God in this world.”

    Thank you Father! There is no bottom to the depth of my gratefulness. Use our lives to implore others to be reconciled to You.

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