Prayer- Lord, Open our hearts and open our minds and help us learn. Go-Fight-Win. Amen.
11 But Naomi said, "Return home, my daughters. Why would you come with me? Am I going to have any more sons, who could become your husbands? 12 Return home, my daughters; I am too old to have another husband. Even if I thought there was still hope for me—even if I had a husband tonight and then gave birth to sons- 13 would you wait until they grew up? Would you remain unmarried for them? No, my daughters. It is more bitter for me than for you, because the LORD's hand has gone out against me!"
14 At this they wept again. Then Orpah kissed her mother-in-law good-by, but Ruth clung to her.
15 "Look," said Naomi, "your sister-in-law is going back to her people and her gods. Go back with her."
16 But Ruth replied, "Don't urge me to leave you or to turn back from you. Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God. 17 Where you die I will die, and there I will be buried. May the LORD deal with me, be it ever so severely, if anything but death separates you and me." 18 When Naomi realized that Ruth was determined to go with her, she stopped urging her.
Ruth will not leave her mother in law. She is very loyal. "Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay." That is the loyalty and commitment we all look for in family. Ruth accepted Naomi’s people and her God. Ruth was a Moabitess, but she was loved by God. It is interesting that the Old Testament includes this. She was not Jewish, yet she was loved by God.
Wouldn’t it be great if we all had this loyalty with God. Many of us leave and go home when things get tough. God is always with us. The only times we separate, is when we leave Him.
Prayer- Lord, Wherever You go I will go, and where You stay I will stay. Go-Fight-Win. Amen.