The poor, orphans and strangers in Israel were entitled by law to collect the leftovers during the harvesting of crops (Lev 19:9,10). Ruth was one who painstakingly gathered up the missed stalks of grain in the fields of Boaz (Ruth 2:7,8).

We glean or gather spiritual sustenance through our reading of and meditating on the Word of God.

See also: devotions, Ruth.

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