In Ruth chapter 4, we read the story of Boaz as he purchases Ruth as his bride, a picture of redemption. Buried in this story is a clue of the nature of God. Let’s look at the importance of seeing from God's not man's point of view. Man sees a need. Ruth needed a husband, income, legitimacy and yes, God is moved by all these things. But what God saw transcended man's perspective, for these were ancestors of King David and God's passion is for legacy. He has a long term view of who we can be, looking at the positive impact we can make in the world. You and me, leaving a legacy. In this case we see the generations affected all the way to Jesus Christ by having this land restored in this family line.
Spirit, I bless you with adding this to your frame. As you look at potential problems that bring significant devouring, the pain of others, choices afflicted upon you, ponder God's passion for legacy. God is not lacking in compassion but his greatest joy is to leverage the current reality so as to impact the generations yet to come.
I bless you adrenals and kidneys with being able to frame and problem solve accurately. Treasure your legacy as much as God does, whether you see it clearly or not. By faith or by sight, envision that legacy and give to God the freedom to move you towards it in neat or messy ways and to frame the vicissitudes of life through the grid of the God of covenant who is passionate about the generations not just his covenant with you.
Having listened to this section on Legacy, what are your thoughts and emotions that bubble up? How do you relate to what is being described?
'Treasure your legacy as much as God does.' Does this change the landscape in any way for you? What might you see differently when you envision your life thru this lens?
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