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April 19, 2010
This entry is part 460 of 3099 in the series Daily Words for the Christian Life
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It happened in the middle of the night that Boaz was startled and bent forward; and behold, a woman was lying at his feet.
He said, “Who are you?”
She answered, “I am Ruth your maidservant. So spread your covering over your maidservant, for you are a close relative.”
— Ruth 3:8-9

The wing of Boaz was, to Ruth, the wing of Jehovah that Boaz spoke of in 2:12. Ruth seemed to be saying, “Spread your wing over your maidservant. You said that I came to seek refuge under Jehovah’s wing. Now I am taking refuge under your wing as the wing that Jehovah has provided.”

Today the Lord is spreading His wing over us. He has promised to be our Savior. Based on this we now come to Him and say, “I give my whole being to You so that I may receive Your full salvation. You must become much more than just my Savior. O Lord, I want to take all that You have done, all that You are, and all that You have, and become totally saturated with You. Do You think I am merely coming to You for a refuge? No! I am coming here to possess You.”

Adapted from Ruth: Growth Unto Maturity, page 68.

Tomorrow: “Choosing Christ above the “‘Young Men'”

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