Today’s study will be short but I trust God to expand it according to our individual needs in Jesus’ name… Amen
Scripture Reference: Matthew 7:8, Luke 18:1-8, Ruth 2:2,10
Matthew 7:8 (NIV)
For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.
Luke 18:1-8 (NIV)
Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up.2 He said: “In a certain town there was a judge who neither feared God nor cared what people thought. 3 And there was a widow in that town who kept coming to him with the plea, ‘Grant me justice against my adversary.’
4 “For some time he refused. But finally, he said to himself, ‘Even though I don’t fear God or care what people think, 5 yet because this widow keeps bothering me, I will see that she gets justice so that she won’t eventually come and attack me!’”
6 And the Lord said, “Listen to what the unjust judge says. 7 And will not God bring about justice for his chosen ones, who cry out to him day and night? Will he keep putting them off? 8 I tell you, he will see that they get justice, and quickly. However, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on the earth?”
Ruth 2:2, 10 (NIV)
2 And Ruth the Moabite said to Naomi, “Let me go to the fields and pick up the leftover grain behind anyone in whose eyes I find favor.”
10 At this, she bowed down with her face to the ground. She asked him, “Why have I found such favor in your eyes that you notice me—a foreigner?
The two stories in our text are both of women in search of something.
The woman in Luke 18 sought justice, Ruth sought favor. We all are seeking something too, whether consciously or subconsciously.
And today I want to remind you that the one who seeks find. Whatever you seek you will find, whether favor or misery. I say this because we are in a time where knowledge has increased and is still increasing. You can literarily find anything via your phone. Both life and death, the point is don’t find what you don’t want to see.
If you find a reason to hate someone you will see.
If you find a reason to love, you will see.
If you find motivation, you will see.
If you find Jesus you will see.
If you find marriages that are not working, you will see.
If you find marriages that are working, you will see.