We need to be Kind and Gentle.
In this generation, for the most part, many have lost being kind to one another and even having good manners.
Even professing Christians often are slack. That should never be!
Here is a song that seems to go along with this message.
Good works go with righteousness but surely will not get you to heaven!
Faith and works should go together like a fitted glove and balance everything out.
Everything we do must be done as unto The LORD.
“And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to The LORD, and not unto men; Knowing that of The LORD ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve The LORD Christ.” Colossians 3:23-24
How do we know as we throw out ‘handfuls of purpose’, that we are not helping to fulfill someone’s destiny?
It could be very important to someone else’s life! We need to sow good seeds and we will reap a good harvest.
What about the gleaning? We see Boaz showed kindness to Ruth in the book of Ruth.
“And when she was risen up to glean, Boaz commanded his young men, saying, Let her glean even among the sheaves, and reproach her not: And let fall also some of the handfuls of purpose for her, and leave them, that she may glean them, and rebuke her not.” Ruth 2:15-16.
Just look how this Bible story has affected us all. I love all four of the chapters.
This really may get off into another message but by Boaz and Ruth coming together in marriage, the lineage was set up the way God intended.
Mary comes from that line. Joseph was a step daddy only but he did also.
Still, the ‘Blood line’ is always from the Father!
He is the one True God of all Heaven and earth!
“And Jacob begat Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ.” Matthew 1:16.
“Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost. Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a public example, was minded to put her away privily. But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of The LORD appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost. And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus: for he shall save his people from their sins. Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of The LORD by the prophet, saying, Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us. Then Joseph being raised from sleep did as the angel of The LORD had bidden him, and took unto him his wife: And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he called his name Jesus.” Matthew 1:18-25.
Closing also with these scriptures for reference. Also the Words to this song.
God bless you all.
“The LORD hath sworn in truth unto David; he will not turn from it; Of the fruit of thy body will I set upon thy throne.” Psalm 132:11.
“Now these are the generations of Pharez: Pharez begat Hezron, And Hezron begat Ram, and Ram begat Amminadab, And Amminadab begat Nahshon, and Nahshon begat Salmon, And Salmon begat Boaz, and Boaz begat Obed, And Obed begat Jesse, and Jesse begat David.” Ruth 4:18-22.
“Therefore The LORD himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.” Isaiah 7:14.
“Handfuls of Purpose” written by “The McKameys”
Looking o’re his field he saw her as she gathered scattered grain
Just a Moabitish woman seeking solace in her pain
Seeing more than just a widow, Boaz gave command so kind
Let fall handfuls of purpose ’til I make this stranger mine
Handfuls of purpose, plotted efforts of grace
Handfuls of purpose brought me to His sweet embrace
When I could not find fulfillment; doomed forever to be lost
Handfuls of purpose brought this seeker to the cross
Just a poor and starving sinner, I gleaned all the world could hold
Grasping here and there a morsel; sought in vain to fill my soul
But my kinsmen Redeemer loved this stranger in the field
He dropped handfuls of gospel glory ’til His purpose was revealed
~ Joyce D. McGuire
My name is Joyce D. McGuire, called to work in and for the Kingdom of God! To lead we must try to follow Jesus Christ closely. That is my heart. I am a Chaplain to the prisons; prophetic intercessor by His grace; author; and a Mother in the Kingdom of God. To many I am simply Mama Joyce. Some favorite verses of mine are Matthew 11:28-30.