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“Also let grain from the bundles fall purposely for her; leave it that she may glean, and do not rebuke her.” (Ruth 2:16, NKJV)


This verse gives us the account of Ruth, a foreigner in Israel, who is gleaning or picking up ears of corn that are left behind by the reapers. Boaz, the owner of the field, is drawn to her and tells his servants, the reapers, to intentionally and purposefully drop ears of corn for her to gather as a blessing.

Notice two things about this verse, one, Ruth was not given an abundance at one time. Just handfuls. Secondly. Ruth was never told what she was gathering was left for her “on purpose,” as an intentional blessing.

1. Have you ever began to doubt, become impatient and even question God’s love because it seemed you were just barely making it from day to day?

2. You know if you are just making it from day to day, that also is a blessing? At least, by God’s grace, you are making it.

3. Do you know that God has already assigned an angle to make sure you have everything you need at the present time?

4. Do you know that you might not be an abundance all at once, but God has promised and He will give you your “Daily Bread.”

You may not be living in the abundance right now, but if you just count the ‘handfuls” that you do have, you can still shout and rejoice knowing that God is taking care of you. Let us praise God that things are as well as they are. We may not be where we want to be, or have what we want to have, but thank God for the HANDFULS ON PURPOSE!

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