THROUGH THE BIBLE IN THREE YEARS
Most of the time, I buy my wife's clothes.
Obviously not ALL of them, but the ones you can SEE!
Yesterday, when we went to breakfast, she was dressed in an
outfit I didn't recognize.
I asked, "Where'd you get that cute jacket."
She said, "It's from "The Rose" (a used clothing store in Colorado).
I asked "Where did those pants come from?"
She said, "The Rose, $3!"
I asked, "And, the blouse?"
She said, "Oh...garbage sale - 50cents!"
I asked, "How does it feel to be so expensively dressed?"
So she gleaned in the field until even, and beat out that she had gleaned:
and it was about an ephah of barley.
Light from the Word.
Gleaning fields and vineyards was for the poor, widows and the aged.
God expressly provided for them by forbidding that the fields and
vineyards be "picked clean."
Some was to be left for those who were less fortunate.
(See Deut. 24:21-22)
Ruth was privileged to "glean" in the fields of Boaz.
Boaz made sure his harvesters left her some EXTRA.
Ruth gleaned all day, and only had about a bushel of barley.
But she wouldn't have had that bushel if Boaz had not made sure
she received extra.
The principle of "gleaning" can be applied to Bible study.
If we will "glean" a little bit each day, God will make sure we
The Word of God is WISDOM.
10 When wisdom entereth into thine heart, and knowledge is pleasant
unto thy soul;
11 Discretion shall preserve thee, understanding shall keep thee:
Are YOU gleaning?