Bible Reading: Ruth 4
Memory Verse: Ruth 4:7
(Now in the earlier times in Israel, for the redemption and transfer of property to become final, one party took off his sandal and gave it to the other. This was the method of legalizing transactions in Israel).
Good morning everyone! Let’s thank God for life this morning. I hope you had a good night’s rest. I am sure everyone is glad that today is Friday and the weekend drawing near. I am excited about that too. The weekend is a time to relax and spend time with family and friends.
This episode is the 19th and final episode of The Ruth Series. All too soon, the Ruth Series has come to an end. I am trusting that at least one of the episodes ministered to you and bless you. Let me know your opinions on The Ruth Series. What was your favourite episode? What was your favourite memory verse? Let’s thank the Lord for this awesome journey you and I took in the book of Ruth.
In today’s episode, we would be looking at the feet. Yes, you read right! Your feet! The feet is one of the most important parts of the human body. It is most at times the most ignored part. The number one part of the body that most people don’t take care of are the feet. Yup! The feet! The feet are very important because it helps us fulfill one of the core mandates as Christians. That is to go out and be fishers of men. We are supposed to go out and spread the Gospel to any and all who would listen. Tell me, how can we perform this if our feet are not strong and well taken care of?
That is why it is important to protect our feet. That is why we wear shoes, sandals, etc., to protect our feet from harm’s way. Why do you think that is so? Because God knew how important our feet are. Anyways, I am not here to talk about the protection of the feet. I am here to encourage you to do God’s work. So I ask, take a good look at your feet? Have they walked to go and preach the Gospel? Or have they not? God has given us the tools we need to go and make disciples but we are not using them. Every day we make excuses. Meanwhile our feet are always ready to move. Why not move to your neighbor and tell him/her about Christ. The Holy Spirit would give you what to say.
In the passage, we saw that for the purchasing of Naomi’s husband’s property to be final, the guardian- redeemer removed one sandal and gave it to Boaz. Take a minute to soak it in. Why do you think in ancient Israel they didn’t use handshakes to legalize matters? This is because people walk around their property. That’s how they mark their territory. So someone removing their sandals means that they are giving the buyer the rights to the thing that is being exchange. In this case land. The guardian- redeemer walked on the land with those sandals. Now that he has given his sandal to Boaz, he is relieving himself of any authority or power over the land. The guardian- redeemer is exposing his feet. This shows that he has no relationship with the land and is free of all obligations concerning it.
Do you see? The feet that we all, most of the time, take for granted is very useful and has a very big job to do. God is an amazing God. He does not leave us ill-equipped. He has carefully thought through everything concerning us. He has given us everything we need to be victorious over the enemy. This love is very unfathomable. No one loves his children more than our Father in heaven loves His children.
Do you want to enjoy this kind of love? All you need to do is repent and accept Jesus Christ into your heart. Are you ready for this bold step? If yes, repeat this prayer with all your heart:
I come to you today as a sinner. I admit that I am a sinner. I believe that Jesus is the Son of God and He came to this earth to die for my sins. Dear Lord, let your Son come and fil me and cleanse me sins. I am ready to stand for you and profess your Name. Thank you Lord. Amen.
If you said this prayer, you are now a child of God. Welcome to God’s family. Heaven is rejoicing by this. God has started changing all the old things about you and He is making you new. You can now experience the full lengths to God’s love. I would encourage you to find a Bible- believing church to attend to fellowship with other Christians. This would help you grow spiritually. I would recommend that you get yourself a Bible (in a version that you understand) and meditate on it. It has the answers to everything you need in this world. Amen.
If you are already a child of God, Hallelujah! You are already experiencing God’s love to its fullest. To honour Him, why not go out and do something He has asked you to do. I know that it is not an easy task, but I believe that you can if you decide to. I encourage you to make the decision to go and because fishers of men; spreading the Gospel to the world. Amen!
Thank God for this message.
Ask Him for guidance.
Thank Him for the love that He has showered on you and the love that He continues to shower upon you.
Invite the Holy Spirit to help you go out to spread the gospel.
Ask God to anoint your feet and ask Him to order your steps.
Ask Him to give you the courage to go out and share the Gospel with others.
Ask Him to help you to make the decision to go out to spread the Gospel.
Praise Him and Worship Him
Thank Him for answered prayers.
Sing a few worship and praise songs to glorify Him.
Today’s Prayer: Dear God,
Thank you for taking me through the night and giving me life this morning. I want to say thank you Lord, for revealing this message to you. I commit my day into your care Oh Lord. Help me to be a blessing to everyone I encounter today. Use me Oh God. Thank you for sending your son to die for my sins. I lift your name high up Oh God, for you are Great and your love endures forever.
Brothers and sisters in Christ, I pray that God helps you with this. Once you chose to spread the Word out to the world, the enemy would make you his number one target. Do not be afraid, He who lives in you is greater than he who lives in the world. You are more powerful than the enemy. So I ask you, “Are your feet ready?”
Have a lovely day and let God inspire you.
We have come to the end on the Ruth Series (for now). We can never stop gaining wisdom from the Bible. We shall surely come back to this book some time in the future; God will show us more things. Hallelujah!
Send me some feedback on how this past month has been like for you. I am trusting God that you, your family and your friends have impacted from this Series and have been blessed. Send me a message and let’s start discussing and sharing some of your thoughts and opinions on any of the topics discussed in the Ruth Series.
Hope to hear from you soon. Can you guess where the next series is from?
From the responses I received yesterday, Sammie’s Daily Dose would be posted early in the morning latest by 5am GMT so that it will be ready to take in when you wake up. Have a great day today everyone.Always remember to show love to everyone, as this is one of the most important commandments God left for us – “Love your neighbor as yourself.” In every situation, before you take a decision, remember WWJD (What Would Jesus Do). Shalom.