Ruth 3:11 And now, my daughter, fear not; I will do to thee all that thou requirest: for all the city of my people doth know that thou art a virtuous woman.
The whole city knew about Ruth and her testimony. She had proven herself.
I think the thing that most speaks to me is to realize that people are watching me. They have an opinion of me. I will not flatter myself to think that a whole city knows anything about me but I do know that many people know me and who I am. They know you too.
The people in my family. The people that attend our church. The people we work with. Lots of people know us. What do they think of us? Would they rank us as virtuous? Would they say that they have been watching us and seeing our testimony?
I know that I can be so selfish. I know that I have a pride problem. I know that I can be so judgmental. I would try to see myself in a kinder light than many, maybe.
This passage of Scripture reminds me that I need to live out my faith. I need to be careful to not hurt the cause of Christ. I know people know me. How often do I think about how others see me, perceive me, and understand the things that I say and do.
Time for a personal check up. Time for me to think about what the city would say about me!