2008-12-07 - Ruth: The Work of a Wife
Installment 33 ~ Chapter 4, Part 4
Trait 3: The virtuous wife is diligent in her labor. It isn't enough to "like" what you are doing, it is also important to be hard-working. The ultimate example of this is marriage. If one is to have a successful marriage, one must work at it. Being in love, getting married for love, isn't enough to make a marriage work. Men and women must work at marriage, to keep it alive and well.
"She said, `Please let me glean and gather among the sheaves behind the harvesters.' She went into the field and has worked steadily from morning till now, except for a short rest in the shelter." So Ruth gleaned in the field until evening. Then she threshed the barley she had gathered, and it amounted to about an ephah. So Ruth stayed close to the servant girls of Boaz to glean until the barley and wheat harvests were finished. And she lived with her mother-in-law." (Ruth 2:7, 17, 23)
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