Day 120, April 30, 2021
Scriptures: Ruth 1-2, Psalm 129, Proverbs 30
Ruth Bible Project Video
As we begin a new book today, we cling to the previous words of Joshua, “As for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.”
It is echoed today, in similar form, here in the book of Ruth.
Following a string of terrible circumstances, Naomi is without husband, sons and is vulnerable in in the land of Moab.
Naomi says to her daughter-in-laws, “Go get remarried, and leave me. I'm heading back home to Israel."
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.”
Ruth saw something within the faith of the family that she had married. Despite all of the hurt and suffering, or maybe perhaps in light of the suffering, she clung to Naomi. She was drawn to the God of Naomi. She would have no part of leaving her.
This will become a great blessing for Ruth. Out of tragedy will come blessing.
Let's cling to the Lord!
Jordan Ickes, Minister of Etna Green Church of Christ.