Sometimes we forget that we don’t live in a vacuum. We forget that God’s work in our lives is not meant to end with us but rather we are to be a conduit to reveal His goodness to those around us as well. Yes, we are to delight in God’s kindness to us. But we are also supposed to be quick to share what He has done for us with others so they might share in our rejoicing and worship of the Lord.
We see an example of this as the Book of Ruth winds down. Notice who speaks in these final verses. Not Ruth, whom the book is named after. Not Boaz. Not even Naomi. The final spoken words recorded belong to the women of the town, those who were spectators to what God had done.
This is to be our goal: We are to live in such a way that God’s work is evident to all those around us (Matt. 5:16). May we be quick to speak of the glory of God to others, but may they also be quick to speak of Him because of what they have seen as we have laid our lives bare before them.
What are some ways you can be more transparent with others around you so they might see God at work?