Friday, October 16, 2020

5 Characteristics of a noble woman

One of my favorite books in The Bible is Ruth. It’s a short book, only four chapters, yet it’s rich in teaching and experience with God. Through the lives of Naomi and Ruth, we see God’s redemptive power in even the worst seasons of our lives. God is able to take the worst thing that’s happened to Naomi and Ruththe death of Naomi’s husband, Elimelek, and her sons Kilion and Mahlon, the husband of Ruth, and bring them somewhere they’d never imagined they could be. For Ruth that place is the genealogy of Jesus Christ. For you and me, it is the good, perfect, and pleasing will of God. What stands out most to me though is how Ruth waited. She didn’t know she was waiting for this miraculous beautiful plan that God would unfold in her life, Ruth just continued living, not in a self-defeated attitude but nobly and honorably. Ultimately it is her character, in maybe the most difficult time of her life, which leads to her greatest blessing. In this post, we’re going to take a closer look at Ruth's character and five characteristics of a noble woman of God.


“And now, my daughter, don’t be afraid. I will do for you all you ask. All the people of my town know that you are a woman of noble character (Ruth 3 vs. 11 NIV).”