12. The Lord recompense you for what you have done, and a full reward be given you by the Lord, the God of Israel, under Whose wings you have come to take refuge. Amp.
We know the story of Ruth. Naomi was her mother-in-law. Her husband and both of her sons died. Ruth was left a young widow. She was a Moabite and Naomi tried to get her to return to her homeland, but she chose to stay with her Jewish mother-in-law.
Naomi taught Ruth the ways of the Jewish people that were far different from what she was used to. But she had a faith in God that not many in Israel had. She loved Naomi and obeyed her in every way.
She had to learn to glean or basically beg for food in a field of a relative who was a man of wealth. He was extremely nice to her and made it very easy for her. When she asked him why she had found favor with him, He answered verse 12.
Psalm 91:1-2 He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall remain stable and fixed under the shadow of the Almighty (Whose power no foe can withstand).
2. I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress, my God on Him I confidently trust. Amp.
We too have the option of placing our life under the wings of the Almighty for protection. Where do you go for help? He is keeping track of every problem we have and how we handle them. Is He our first or last resort?
If He is our first resort, we will end up like Ruth. She ended up married to the owner of the field she was gleaning. She became its owner and the great-grandmother of David.
Psalm 91:15 He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him. Amp.
He always gives more than we give and blesses us in ways that we could never imagine. He made Ruth happy with a new life and the honor of being in the ancestry of Jesus Christ. She gave him her broken life and He repaired and restored it with more than she had before. Naomi was also blessed with a new family. God is so Good!
Psalm 92:4 For You, O Lord, have made me glad by Your work; of the deeds of Your hands, I joyfully sing.