Friday, March 4, 2011

Ruth 1:16-18

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 even death separates you and me.” 18 When Naomi realized that Ruth was determined to go with her, she stopped urging her.


Ruth was a Moabitess, but that didn't stop her from worshiping the true God, nor did it stop God from accepting her worship and blessing her greatly.

God accepts all who worship him; he works through people regardless of their race, sex, or nationality. Although Ruth belonged to a race often despised by Israel, she was blessed because of her faithfulness.

She was willing to leave her parents, her homeland, and her god to follow and care for Naomi. She was selfless in her role as a widow and daughter-in-law. She supported her words by her actions. Very Admirable!!!

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