Ruth 1:16 ” But Ruth replied, ‘Don’t urge me to leave you or 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.’ “

Ruth’s mother-in-law, Naomi, had lost everything and everyone important to her. She had watched as the severe famine had taken her husband and both sons…leaving her destitute, alone, and abandoned. One of her daughter-in-laws had returned to her own people…but Ruth choose to remain and return with Naomi to Bethlehem. But why? Why was Ruth so emphatic in her need to go with Naomi? Ruth looked behind her and saw her godless nation of Moab…she then looked forward to the land of her adopted family that was once Naomi, Elimelech, Mahlon, and Chilion, and made her choice to forsake her past to pursue her future. When Ruth said, “Where you go I will go.” she was saying, I will not only physically walk with you Naomi assisting, serving, and honoring you, but I will walk spiritually in relationship with your God, seeking after Him until He becomes my God too.

Author: kezha1

A Christian mother, grandmother, and retired nurse living in Illinois. Called into a ministry of encouraging others to find their ultimate plan and purpose in life through Christ.

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