Be Still

Ruth 1:1 KJV Now it came to pass in the days when the judges ruled, that there was a famine in the land. And a certain man of Beth–lehem–judah went to sojourn in the country of Moab, he, and his wife, and his two sons.
A famine is a time where there is no food or crops. This could be due to a drought or some other natural disaster. In the Bible, a time of famine also speaks of a time of testing. Each of us will go through testing from time to time. Testing is common to all of us (1 Corinthians 10:13). The issue is not the testing itself, the issue is what do we do when we are tested. The man mentioned in today’s verse decided to down into Moab. The Jews were told not to go into Moab, but this man disobeyed God and went to where he was not to go. He tried to handle the testing by himself. In a time of testing, let’s trust the Lord instead of ourselves.