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Lord, what am I doing here?

Ruth_Gleaning_SeedsNaomi was an Israelite woman whose family moved to Moab from Bethlehem during a famine, apparently a cursed land. Naomi’s husband dies in Moab. Her two sons marry Moabite women, Ruth and Orpah. Unfortunately Naomi’s sons also die.

Naomi and her daughters-in-law become widows. She urges Ruth and Oprah to return to their families knowing they could remarry and have a chance at a happy life in Moab. Orpah returns to her home after much insistence, but Ruth is determined to stay with Naomi.

Together they travel to Bethlehem. They survive with food gathered by Ruth from the left-overs of harvest in the farmer’s fields.

One day, as Ruth was gathering food, a wealthy landowner named Boaz notices her and learns that she is the daughter-in-law of Naomi. Boaz is a relative of Naomi’s late husband. He makes sure she has enough to gather for them to eat. Naomi is pleased to learn that Ruth is now  working in Boaz’s fields. Despite being a foreigner in the land, despite her background, despite her past, she finds favor in his eyes and thus finds a new beginning.

Boaz redeems everything that belongs to Naomi including her daughter in law, Ruth. Boaz marries Ruth and becomes their kinsman Redeemer because of whom, Ruth is no more collecting leftovers but is a partaker of the entire field that belongs to Boaz.

This role stems from Leviticus 25 where a relative can redeem property by bearing the cost himself. This redemption would bring restoration to destitution. The redeemer helped the helpless.

At this, she bowed down with her face to the ground. She asked him, “Why have I found such favor in your eyes that you notice me—a foreigner?”

Ruth chapter 2:10 (NIV)

The redemption by Boaz is a picture of what God has done for us. By acting as a redeemer for Naomi and Ruth, Boaz is a type of Christ.

Jesus came to the spiritually hopeless and those enslaved in sin and in a helpless state. Like Boaz, Jesus is the relative who has redeemed us, by His precious blood. Like Boaz Jesus is an instrument of the Lord’s filling up what was empty.

Because we are redeemed by His blood our portion is no longer leftovers but better things and greater things.

Therefore, when we come under the Lordship of Jesus, every attack of sickness, lack or misfortune loses its authority over us.

Today, if you sense something missing in your life, if you are suffering from loss, if you are troubled looking at the uncertainty all around, I encourage you to get into a time of prayer. Get into the presence of the Lord and know that He is your kinsman Redeemer, a relative who has gone to the extent of shedding His blood to protect you, to ensure your well-being and to restore to you everything you have lost including lost honor, wealth and happiness.

If you would like to know the full story and listen to a personal testimony please feel free to click this link and view a short video on YouTube.

https://youtu.be/Mbcttfa35vk

 

45 comments on “Lord, what am I doing here?

  1. Jennifer Arimborgo
    May 26, 2020

    Ruth is such a beautiful story! I love the parallels you have shared here, that point us to Jesus our Savior. Well done!

    Liked by 8 people

  2. Gabriel Owusu
    May 26, 2020

    Loved the relation you made between Boaz and Christ. Powerful Word.

    Liked by 6 people

  3. #hhhigh
    May 27, 2020

    Amen, great encouraging story in the bible , thanks for this beautiful reminder

    Liked by 7 people

    • sophialorenabenjamin
      May 27, 2020

      A story that can be told and retold in many ways and still have so much meaning. I am personally blessed with the act of redemption and will cherish this incident in the Bible. Thank you again for your encouragement. It matters.

      Liked by 2 people

    • sophialorenabenjamin
      May 27, 2020

      I’m so glad this story touched so many hearts, it’s the Lord’s doing and i’m thankful.

      Like

  4. hansolo63
    May 28, 2020

    Loved reading it.

    Liked by 9 people

    • sophialorenabenjamin
      May 28, 2020

      Thank you so much. It makes the effort so worth it to hear this and I appreciate your comment very much.

      Like

  5. Jonathan Caswell
    May 28, 2020

    Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:
    PRAISE-ALLELUJAH FOR OUR KINSMAN REDEEMER WHO IS CHRIST!

    Liked by 4 people

  6. Sam "Goldie" Kirk
    May 29, 2020

    Sometimes we get saved when we least expect it. HE always has our backs.

    Liked by 5 people

  7. Onah A. Caleb
    May 30, 2020

    This is a super awesome article, your skill is awesome, May Almighty God strengthy you more in Jesus Name

    Liked by 5 people

  8. Bro George
    May 30, 2020

    Beautiful post, a lot to learn from it.

    Liked by 7 people

  9. Tangie T. Woods
    May 31, 2020

    Very inspiring and well-written. Have a great weekend.

    Liked by 1 person

  10. lilisblissfulpages
    June 2, 2020

    Aaaaw, one of my favorite stories in the bible. I just followed your site and I’m in love already. I’m planning to put up another blog (coz my bookish blog is too chaotic) too that focuses on me being a Christian. I want it to be my kind of ministry but I’m still on the planning stage.

    May I ask where you get your graphics/images like the one you used in this post? Is it from google or a specific site? It’s because the image fits the story so well. 🙂

    Liked by 4 people

    • sophialorenabenjamin
      June 3, 2020

      Thanks for your lovely message Lili. I wish you all the best for your new blog and any endeavor you plan to undertake. Go for it. Your enthusiasm will help you. what would be “your kind of ministry”? if you don’t mind me asking. Can I help with anything? anything at all? most of the images I get from a gifted and talented photographer Instagram.com/seantahan that’s his instagram handle. you may want to let him know how much you liked his pics too as it would surely put a smile on his face.

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      • lilisblissfulpages
        June 4, 2020

        Sophia ❤️❤️ Thank you for the encouraging words too. As for my ministry…It always bothers me that I do less as a Christian. I wanna join ministries in the church but I can’t sing or play any instrument. I’m also a certified introvert. It’s not easy for me to socialize. But I do like writing a lot and I enjoy blogging. SO I thought I’ll start with blogging. The plan is, for starters I’ll just share personal stuff that has something to do with my Christian life and when I get used to sharing, I can do more. Share more.

        I’m in the process of choosing the right name for my Christian site/blog. Every name I can think of doesn’t sound right. Hehe. And I’m designing a logo too.

        I’ll follow him, the photographer, and let him know how I appreciate his works. ❤️

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        • sophialorenabenjamin
          June 4, 2020

          Dear Lili: your response deserves a better response. for now, I wanted to say thanks for sharing your thoughts. Take care. Talk soon. And thanks for checking up on Sean, i’m sure he can help out with any images you might be looking for for your posts. cheers.

          Liked by 1 person

  11. Rising Star
    June 3, 2020

    Amen, Very insightful Story Sophia

    Liked by 1 person

  12. SLIMJIM
    June 3, 2020

    Hope you are doing well

    Liked by 2 people

  13. Dawn
    June 5, 2020

    I love the story of Ruth. It’s a great reminder of how God is intimately involved in our lives. Thanks Sophia!

    Liked by 2 people

  14. craig lock
    June 6, 2020

    Reblogged this on My Journey of Faith.

    Like

  15. genuinearticlex7
    June 21, 2020

    Reblogged this on Christopher Queen, Prophetic Author, Mathematics Investigator, BSME and commented:
    Just met this woman, Sophia. Her writing is very good. Her site is very nice. Chris

    Liked by 3 people

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    • sophialorenabenjamin
      June 21, 2020

      I appreciate this. I pray the message touches a few more hearts that are asking such questions and helps them draw closer to Jesus.

      Liked by 1 person

  17. Eromonsele Emmanuel
    July 1, 2020

    I love how you narrate scriptural tales. Jesus is truly the Redeemer! Thanks for sharing.

    Liked by 2 people

    • sophialorenabenjamin
      July 2, 2020

      I learnt it all from the Holy Spirit Eromonsele and from the way Jesus taught through parables. I love writing and telling stories and thank God for blessing me with the ability to write and share them with all you wonderful people.

      Liked by 2 people

  18. nitinsingh
    July 8, 2020

    Lovely story, thnx to share this lovely post.

    Like

  19. Chris Hendrix
    July 22, 2020

    I’m taking a sabbatical in a couple of weeks. Mind if I reblog this on one of those days?

    Liked by 1 person

  20. Anna Waldherr
    September 14, 2020

    I love the story of Ruth and Boaz. ❤

    Like

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