Two passages of scripture stood out to me today. First, we read that Boaz marries Ruth, and they have son named Obed. Who was the father of Jesse, and grandfather of David. Yes, that David. (Ruth 4:17).
Also, you may have heard of, or read the book, The Prayer of Jabez by Bruce Wilkinson. This book has sold millions of copies, but has also received its fair share of criticism. I mention this only because it is from today’s scripture that the basis for this book is contained, 1 Chronicles 4:10 which says, “He was the one who prayed to the God of Israel, “Oh, that you would bless me and expand my territory! Please be with me in all that I do, and keep me from all trouble and pain!” And God granted him his request.”
Today’s reading: Ruth 4:13-22; 1 Chronicles 2:9-4:23; 1 Samuel 1:1-8
Tomorrow’s reading: 1 Samuel 1:9-4:11