Unlock Your Storehouse

By Barb Fisher

There is a beautiful story of redemption found in the book of Ruth. Ruth was the widowed daughter-in-law of Naomi. Naomi and Ruth suffered great loss. They were two women left on their own with no husband, no land, no inheritance. They had to rely on the kindness of others for their sustenance.

As grace would have it, Ruth, a foreigner to Judah, happened upon the field of Boaz to glean during the harvest. Boaz was a relative of Naomi’s late husband, and could be to them a Kinsman-Redeemer. He could redeem, or buy back, all that was lost by marrying Ruth.

As the relationship between Ruth and Boaz unfolds, we receive a glorious picture of our relationship with our Kinsman-Redeemer, Jesus. We also get a glimpse of our inheritance that has been redeemed by the Blood of Jesus.

The reputation of Ruth as showing love, loyalty, and devotion to her mother-in-law preceded her. When Boaz knew that the woman he heard about came to his field to glean, he immediately responded with favor. He invited her to his table, he served her, and he instructed his workers to throw handfuls of purpose to her. (Ruth 2) In other words, throw grain to her meant only for her to glean. 

God has heavenly storehouses filled with treasures. Some of those treasures are laid aside for you and you alone.  Psalms 31:19 Oh, how great is Your goodness, Which You have laid up for those who fear You, Which You have prepared for those who trust in You In the presence of the sons of men! (NKJV) The treasures that He has laid up for you are hand-crafted by God, Himself, out of His great (abundant) goodness. Treasures that manifest His goodness as only you can!

The key that unlocks the storehouse that contains your treasure, is the fear of the Lord and trust in God. Ruth humbly went to Boaz’s field to glean. Her heart was to give to Naomi, whom she loved. She did not demand grain, but she gladly and with a thankful heart received from him. She honored Boaz with her humility, and her willingness to separate herself from all the other fields and glean in his field alone. Not only did she receive enough, but she had leftovers. 

God is a God of abundance. He is a God of more than enough. The only limit we have in receiving from Him is the manner in which we give. Luke 6:38 Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you.” (NKJV)

Fear of the Lord is recognizing His worth and value, and giving Him the honor due Him through the laying down of our lives. It is separating ourselves from this world and trusting Him and Him alone. God’s favorable response will flow when we come to Him with the same heart attitude that Ruth came to Boaz’s field: humility and trust, gratefulness, honor, devotion, and a desire to have enough to give to others. The heavenly storehouses will be unlocked to us and the treasures we find there will flow with abundance. We, in turn, will manifest His abundant goodness in the “presence of the sons of men.”
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Greg "Arnie" Arnsberger - October 7th, 2023 at 7:30pm

Barb, That was a great word and I say, Amen to that...