The Art of Waiting (Ruth 3:12-18)

Pastor Justin Pratt, May 22, 2016
Part of the Love, Loyalty, & Living for God - Life Lessons from Ruth series, preached at a Sunday Evening service

We live in a world of instant gratification. Fast food, microwaves, text messages. We want instant answers, instant responses, instant guidance. Waiting is hard. But waiting on the Lord is harder.

The book of Ruth is full of people in waiting. Naomi, Ruth, and Boaz all waited on God's Will from different perspectives. Boaz waited to determine God's Will. Naomi waited to discover God's Will. Ruth waited to do God's Will. But they all waited, and it wasn't easy.

Are you waiting on the Lord? Are you seeking answers to prayers? Are you searching for His Will? You can learn a few lessons from from this family on the Art of Waiting.

Tags: Patience, Waiting

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Ruth 3:12-18

12And now it is true that I am thy near kinsman: howbeit there is a kinsman nearer than I. 13Tarry this night, and it shall be in the morning, that if he will perform unto thee the part of a kinsman, well; let him do the kinsman's part: but if he will not do the part of a kinsman to thee, then will I do the part of a kinsman to thee, as the LORD liveth: lie down until the morning. 14And she lay at his feet until the morning: and she rose up before one could know another. And he said, Let it not be known that a woman came into the floor. 15Also he said, Bring the vail that thou hast upon thee, and hold it. And when she held it, he measured six measures of barley, and laid it on her: and she went into the city. 16And when she came to her mother in law, she said, Who art thou, my daughter? And she told her all that the man had done to her. 17And she said, These six measures of barley gave he me; for he said to me, Go not empty unto thy mother in law. 18Then said she, Sit still, my daughter, until thou know how the matter will fall: for the man will not be in rest, until he have finished the thing this day. (KJV)

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