Speak No Evil

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The tongue is one of the hardest things to tame and is the most powerful body part we have. We have the ability to cause war or peace with this little instrument.  The Bible tells us “If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone”(Romans 12:13). Well, what happens when they don’t want peace?

Titus 3:2 says that we are not to speak evil of no man but be gentle, and show kindness to all men. Even when someone speaks evil of you unjustly and even when it hurts you, we all are still required not to speak evil against another. But, what am I suppose to do when they keep speaking evil against me?

You are to keep in remembrance that we all at some time were and did foolish hurtful things but through it all, God never spoke evil of us. He instead with loving kindness drew us in love and showed us the error of our ways. Even now we do things not pleasing to our loving father but he still doesn’t speak evil of us.  Instead, He has mercy for us and convicts our hearts to repent.

 That is how we are to be with others. Loving one another with the same love we are loved with and having mercy as we are shown mercy for each other always praying for the needs of others as well as for ourselves.

Try taking the next 30 days and for everyone who speaks evil of you show them, love instead. Speak good and edifying things of them and see how your life changes for the good.

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Four Power Points of a Boaz Blessings ~ Part 4

Four Power Points of a Boaz Blessings

Part 4

Our fourth and final point we are going to talk about is the manifestation of the blessing in chapter four.

Manifestation: a public demonstration of power and purpose.

Here we have in chapter four Boaz going to sit in the town’s gate waiting on the guardian-redeemer. It doesn’t say how long he waited, but he was desperate to get the one who captured his heart. If he had to wait all day then he would have done just that.  You can always tell the real from the counterfeit by if he is willing to do what it takes to secure you as his wife. That means he may have to wait but if he is the one he will be willing to wait.

 In verse one Boaz spots him and calls him over, but he also calls witnesses to witness his display of pure intentions. Boaz knew that anyone in their right mind would not give up something as valuable unless there were stipulations that would cause them to lose something else of more value.  Boaz knew that the value wasn’t in the land but it was in Ruth. A virtuous woman as he called her, and in her was his favor. He laid out the situation real good to the guardian-redeemer. Who in turn was eager to redeem the land until…Boaz reminded him of the law. The law that states you must marry the decreases wife, and produce a son that would carry on the name of the deceased. With this little reminder, the guardian-redeemer must of had some land and property of more value that he didn’t want to give up to Elimelech’s family.  Which is how the law worked back then.

Boaz, on the other hand, was willing to give it all up for the hand of Ruth. He knew how much Ruth loved her mother-in-law and that she would go to great lengths to secure her future. That didn’t stop Boaz. He would have done anything to make Ruth happy. Even if that meant giving her up to the guardian-redeemer that her heart’s desire would have been fulfilled.

Women miss their Boaz because they are too blinded by what their natural eyes sees. Ruth trusted in the wisdom of Naomi. She trusted in her relationship with God and followed her guidance. Like Ruth, we must seek out spiritual counsel. Counsel that will help steer us in the right direction.

Proverbs 11:14 Where no counsel is, the people fall: but in the multitude of counsellors there is safety

Women can be blinded by selfish desires and miss the desires of God for their life. So,  even though Boaz was an older man, and probably not her type, she didn’t let that deter her from receiving her blessing.  Many women never receive that which they pray for because they never recognize the answer to their pray due to the packaging. Ruth prayed I am sure for her mother-in-law to be blessed but she never guessed it would come through her. 

A man that will sacrifice his happiness for yours is a diamond in the ruff. He is one that is sent by God. Boaz’s love was manifested for the people to see. Because of that, their future together received spoken blessings it.  As a result, Ruth became part of the lineage of King David and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ through the blessed children she bore. She had a husband who adored her and happiness she could only dream about.

I pray you take these points and apply them to your life as you prepare for your Boaz blessings.