The Origami of God’s Will – Ruth 3:1-12

The Origami of God’s Will – Ruth 3:1-12

Sunday Service – 11/19/2017

Pastor Bryan Parish

“The Origami of God’s Will”




  1. The Principles of God’s Will 3.1-4
    1. The Presence of the Character of God (3.1)
    2. The Priority of the Word of God (3.2)
    3. The Place of Sanctified Common Sense (3.2b-3)
    4. The Perplexity of Culture (3.4)
  2. The Difficulties of God’s Will 3.5-9
    1. At Some Point You Must Submit to Counsel (3.5)
    2. At Some Point You Must Do Something (3.6-7)
    3. At Some Point You Must Risk Everything (3.8-9)
  3. The Promises in God’s Will (3.10-11)
    1. The Power of Godly Living (3.10)
    2. The Power of a Godly Reputation (3.11)
  4. The Obstacles to God’s Will 3.12
    1. The However in God’s Will (3.12a)
    2. The Humanity in God’s Will (3.12b)


Ruth 3:1 Then Naomi her mother-in-law said to her, “My daughter, shall I not seek security for you, that it may be well with you? 2 Now Boaz, whose young women you were with, is he not our relative? In fact, he is winnowing barley tonight at the threshing floor. 3 Therefore wash yourself and anoint yourself, put on your best garment and go down to the threshing floor; but do not make yourself known to the man until he has finished eating and drinking. 4 Then it shall be, when he lies down, that you shall notice the place where he lies; and you shall go in, uncover his feet, and lie down; and he will tell you what you should do.”

Ruth 3:5   And she said to her, “All that you say to me I will do.”

Ruth 3:6   So she went down to the threshing floor and did according to all that her mother-in-law instructed her. 7 And after Boaz had eaten and drunk, and his heart was cheerful, he went to lie down at the end of the heap of grain; and she came softly, uncovered his feet, and lay down.

Ruth 3:8   Now it happened at midnight that the man was startled, and turned himself; and there, a woman was lying at his feet. 9 And he said, “Who are you?”

So she answered, “I am Ruth, your maidservant. Take your maidservant under your wing, for you are a close relative.”

Ruth 3:10   Then he said, “Blessed are you of the LORD, my daughter! For you have shown more kindness at the end than at the beginning, in that you did not go after young men, whether poor or rich. 11 And now, my daughter, do not fear. I will do for you all that you request, for all the people of my town know that you are a virtuous woman. 12 Now it is true that I am a close relative; however, there is a relative closer than I.


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