Tuesday, October 26, 2010

God's providences....

This was from my reading last night. I found it encouraging so wanted to share. It also reminded me of the verses from Psalm 113 that I copied below.

“She gleaned in the field after the reapers: and her hap was to light on a part of the field belonging unto Boaz, who was of the kindred of Elimelech.”

Ruth 2:3

 

Her hap was. Yes, it seemed nothing but an accident, but how divinely was it overruled! Ruth had gone forth with her mother’s blessing, under the care of her mother’s God, to humble but honorable toil, and the providence of God was guiding her every step. Little did she know that amid the sheaves she would find a husband, that he should make her the joint owner of all those broad acres, and that she a poor foreigner should become one of the progenitors of the great Messiah. God is very good to those who trust in him, and often surprises them with unlooked for blessings. Little do we know what may happen to us to-morrow, but this sweet fact may cheer us, that no good thing shall be withheld. Chance is banished from the faith of Christians, for they see the hand of God in everything. The trivial events of today or to-morrow may involve consequences of the highest importance. O Lord, deal as graciously with thy servants as thou didst with Ruth."

~ Morning and Evening by Charles Spurgeon

 

       "Who is like unto the LORD our God, 
who dwelleth on high,
 Who humbleth himself to behold the things that are in heaven, and in the earth!
 He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifteth the needy out of the dunghill;
 That he may set him with princes, even with the princes of his people.
 He maketh the barren woman to keep house, and to be a joyful mother of children.
Praise ye the LORD."
Psalm 113:5-9


2 comments:

  1. Nice Blog Stefanie ~ Have a wonderful week packing!

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  2. Beautiful reminder of God's grace and provision for us!

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