This is the same strategy Jesus commended to His disciples. Wisdom takes knowledge and applies it in practical ways. Wisdom requires us to consider the probable outcomes and be proactive in removing obstacles to our success.
Today is Thanksgiving (when I originally wrote this), so let’s make some practical applications. If you know Aunt Susie and Uncle Jack are prone to heated political debates over the Thanksgiving feast, plan your seating with extra space between them. If Lula Mae is never on time, give her a “special” arrival time to ensure she arrives before the meal is served. On a more spiritual note, if seeing happy families on Facebook makes it hard to be thankful in your singleness, give it a rest for the day. If empty seats at the table this year distract you from the joy of those present, invite a friend who’s alone to fill those chairs. If the din of bad news is drowning out the chorus of giving thanks for all that God has done, spend some time in silence and allow Him to remind you that when we have nothing but Jesus, we have all we need.
As Ruth was rescued from poverty and desperate circumstances, we have been rescued from death. As Boaz planned his redemption of her to be foolproof, so God’s plan for our redemption is perfect and sure.
May God fill your heart with gratitude for all that He has done out of His great love for us!