Ruth was a woman with a humble heart—a trait that’s a companion virtue of gratitude. She didn’t claim her rights. She didn’t insist that Boaz provide her a living by letting her glean in his fields. And because she relinquished her demands for certain expectations, she was able to be genuinely thankful when she actually did receive the blessing of his generosity.
Too many of us live with a chip on our shoulder, as if the world owes us something. “You ought to do this for me. You ought to serve me. You ought to meet my needs.” But the humble heart—the grateful heart—says, “I don’t deserve this, and it’s an amazing act of grace that you should minister to my needs.”
Ruth went out to serve with a humble, thankful heart. And as a result, God made sure her needs were met. He’ll do the same for you.
Lord, I desperately want to live like You did—as a Servant who came to give Your life as a ransom for others. Show me how to serve others and lay down my demands so others would be blessed. Cultivate in me a heart of humility and gratitude that looks to give instead of get. Thank You!
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