Ruth 1:15-18 – Lessons Learned Part IV
15 And she said, Behold, thy sister in law is gone back unto her people, and unto her gods: return thou after thy sister in law.
16 And Ruth said, Intreat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee: for whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge: thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God:
17 Where thou diest, will I die, and there will I be buried: the Lord do so to me, and more also, if ought but death part thee and me.
18 When she saw that she was stedfastly minded to go with her, then she left speaking unto her.
For our final lesson learned from our Judges series, we look at the overarching lesson from the book of Ruth: faithfulness. Ruth could have easily gone back to her home and all that she had known before she had gotten married, but instead she decided to stay faithful to her new family and to the God whom they (and Ruth) followed. In the end, God would bless Ruth’s faithfulness by giving her a new husband, a child, and allowing her to be a part of the family that Jesus himself would was a part. What a blessing!
God is unchanging. He is always the same! This means that, for us, if God blessed faithfulness back then, then He blesses faithfulness now! God wants you to be faithful in everything that you do. He wants you to be faithful to Him most of all by continually reading your Bible and communicating with Him through prayer. God also wants you to be faithful to your church, other Christians, your family, school, job, and everything else in our lives! Wherever you are not as faithful in your life as you need to be, fix it now! Put the time and effort in to do the things you need to do well and consistently.
Life Step: Think about it…
In what areas to you sometimes struggle to be faithful?
What are some things that distract us from being faithful?
In what ways can we stay faithful even when it is difficult?