Wisdom For The Day Devotional 28 November 2023 By Bishop Mike Okonkwo – Your Redeemer Is Gracious
TOPIC: Your Redeemer Is Gracious (TREM Devotional 28 November 2023)
“For the LORD God is a sun and shield; the LORD will give grace and glory; no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly”. Psalms 84:11(KJV)
Looking at today’s scriptural text, my mind goes to a young, poor, and weak lady in the Bible, by the name Ruth. Ruth was powerless when she got to the land of Bethlehem-Judah. She did not know any person. She just went with Naomi. She had said to Naomi: “… Intreat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee: for whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge: thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God:”(Ruth 1:16 KJV)
Ruth was saying: You have introduced me to this awesome God. He is more important to me than anything else. And so, when she got to Bethlehem-Judah, the first farmland she went into to look for food was the farmland of a rich man called Boaz. She got in there and found favour in the eyes of Boaz. Boaz was her kinsman redeemer.
When she came back from the farmland of Boaz, her mother in law told her what to do in other to obtain rest on every side. She said, dress up look good, rub good oil and good perfume, go and stay at the feet of Boaz. Many immoral minds misinterpret that scripture. They don’t understand that according to the Jewish tradition in those days; what her staying at feet of Boaz meant was simply saying to Boaz, redeem me. I cannot help myself, but I know you can redeem me. That was what she was saying to Boaz.
And Boaz said: “And now, my daughter, fear not; I will do to thee all that thou requirest: for all the city of my people doth know that thou art a virtuous woman.”(Ruth 3:11KJV) He says I will do it for you; I will do for you what you have requested.
Beloved, your Redeemer will always be gracious to you. He treats you with grace; unmerited, undeserved, unearned. His grace has kept you. And by reason of grace, your expectations shall be exceeded.
DAILY BIBLE READING
Morning- Ezekiel 33-34; Evening- 1 Peter 5
Wisdom For The Day Devotional was Written by Dr. Mike Okonkwo; Is the Presiding Bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM); a versatile man of God with over 30 years of dedicated service unto the Lord.