At the end of our study this morning, Naomi tells Ruth, after she has acted according to the customs of the day, to sit still and see what Boaz will do. Personally, I find it very difficult to sit still when there is so much going on in my life. After all, how in the world do you get anything accomplished by doing nothing? Ah, there is the problem!
The Scriptures admonish us to be still and know that He is God (Psalm 46:10). Be still today, beloved, before your Lord. Take the time to sit at His feet and really listen to His voice (Luke 10:38-42). To sit still before The Lord is a much needed way of setting our affections on things above (Colossians 3:2), and realigning our heart with His. It is a way of recapturing that heavenly perspective (2 Corinthians 4:18) in the midst of the cares of this life (Luke 8:14).
Being busy is not always a sign of wisdom if in the process The Lord Jesus gets lost in the name of ministry (Revelation 2:4,5). Getting alone with The Lord and sitting still before Him is vital to one’s spiritual health. Sitting still before The Lord is also important for a proper emotional perspective (Psalm 4:4). Oftentimes when we are starting to get stressed out or burned out, our Great Shepherd will cause us to lay down beside still waters (Psalm 23:2) to get recharged spiritually. The Lord is capable of stilling those storms in our lives, just like He did while on earth (Psalm 107:29).
It takes faith to sit still when there is so much going on, doesn’t it? But it is absolutely necessary. After all, Jesus Christ knows your condition and your needs. So after you have done His known will in whatever situation you may be troubled about this morning, listen to the wisdom of Naomi: “Sit still,” and watch what our Boaz, Jesus Christ, will do (Jeremiah 32:27).