Saturday, November 27, 2010

NIPTO, Day 293

Hi people.

Today I slept in, went shopping, played Set, finished Uncle Tom's Cabin, went to Taco Bell with Hannah, Erin, and Brandon, came home and did I don't know what, went to Staples with Dad and Kate, came home and played Set and listened to Dad read The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, then watched an episode of Chuck and ate pie.
And now it's 10:30. Woah. 12 hours. Hah.

Ruth 3:7-15

 7 When Boaz had finished eating and drinking and was in good spirits, he went over to lie down at the far end of the grain pile. Ruth approached quietly, uncovered his feet and lay down. 8 In the middle of the night something startled the man; he turned—and there was a woman lying at his feet!

So Ruth was going to go to the threshing floor and do whatever Boaz said... soooo she went there. And he went to lie down and Ruth went and uncovered his feet (what Naomi told her to do) and waited. Then in the middle of the night he woke up and turned over and there was a woman there. Uhhhhhh... freaky? Kinda. Weird? Yeah.

 9 “Who are you?” he asked.
   “I am your servant Ruth,” she said. “Spread the corner of your garment over me, since you are a guardian-redeemer of our family.”

He asks her who she is (a smart thing to do since he doesn't... know... who... she... is...).
She tells him who she is and asks him to put his cloak over her since he's the person who they go to if something bad happens to them.

 10 “The LORD bless you, my daughter,” he replied. “This kindness is greater than that which you showed earlier: You have not run after the younger men, whether rich or poor. 11 And now, my daughter, don’t be afraid. I will do for you all you ask. All the people of my town know that you are a woman of noble character. 12 Although it is true that I am a guardian-redeemer of our family, there is another who is more closely related than I. 13 Stay here for the night, and in the morning if he wants to do his duty as your guardian-redeemer, good; let him redeem you. But if he is not willing, as surely as the LORD lives I will do it. Lie here until morning.”

Alrighty. Boaz told her that what she had done was a great kindness. That she hadn't gone after young men, rich or poor. Boaz said he would do all that she asked and that she needn't be afraid. The people that lived there knew what kind of girl she was. Boaz was the "guardian-redeemer" of her family, but there was another guy who was more closely related to them. So he told her to stay there for the night and to go to  him in the morning and see if he wanted to fulfill his duty as "guardian-redeemer." If he did, so be it. If not, Boaz would do it.

 14 So she lay at his feet until morning, but got up before anyone could be recognized; and he said, “No one must know that a woman came to the threshing floor.”
 15 He also said, “Bring me the shawl you are wearing and hold it out.” When she did so, he poured into it six measures of barley and placed the bundle on her. Then he went back to town.

She stayed at his feet until the morning, but got up early, before anyone would recognize her. No one could know that she had been there. He told her to bring him her shawl and to hold it out. When she did, he poured grain into it and gave it back to her. Then he went back to town. 

Toooooooooooooo be continued. Tomorrow.
Whew. I'm going to go to bed now. After 13 hours of being awake. HA.

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