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Ruth's Loyalty To Naomi

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    Ruth's Loyalty to Naomi​

    6 Then she arose with her daughters in law, that she might return from the country of Moab: for she had heard in the country of Moab how that the LORD had visited his people in giving them bread. 7 Wherefore she went forth out of the place where she was, and her two daughters in law with her; and they went on the way to return unto the land of Judah. 8 And Naomi said unto her two daughters in law, Go, return each to her mother's house: the LORD deal kindly with you, as ye have dealt with the dead, and with me. 9 The LORD grant you that ye may find rest, each of you in the house of her husband. Then she kissed them; and they lifted up their voice, and wept. 10 And they said unto her, Surely we will return with thee unto thy people. 11 And Naomi said, Turn again, my daughters: why will ye go with me? are there yet any more sons in my womb, that they may be your husbands? 12 Turn again, my daughters, go your way; for I am too old to have an husband. If I should say, I have hope, if I should have an husband also to night, and should also bear sons; 13 Would ye tarry for them till they were grown? would ye stay for them from having husbands? nay, my daughters; for it grieveth me much for your sakes that the hand of the LORD is gone out against me. 14 And they lifted up their voice, and wept again: and Orpah kissed her mother in law; but Ruth clave unto her.

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    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. —Ruth 1:6-18 (KJV)

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    Trusting and Obeying the God of Truth: Loving others within the limits that truth allows. "...not as though I wrote to thee a new commandment, but that which we had from the beginning, that we love one another. And this is love, that we walk according to his commandments; this is the commandment, just as you have heard from the beginning, so that you should walk in it." —2 John 1:5-6
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  1. Pilgrim
    The Book of Ruth is about redemption, hence the title "God Of Redemption" for this blog entry. The book begins with famine in the land (v1.1) following the time of the Judges...

    "Now it came about in the days when the judges governed, that there was a famine in the land." (v1.1)​

    God provides for those who trust Him in hard times. Through Ruth's circumstances we see a deeper commitment through loss; and a deeper love through gain. Throughout the book there are a range of emotions from grief and loneliness to companionship and rejoicing.
    • Ruth's Choice: Naomi and Ruth, mutual grief. "May the LORD grant you may find rest." (v1.9)
    • Ruth's Service: Naomi and Boaz, mutual pursuit.
      • Naomi had a kinsman...whose name was Boaz. (v2.1)
      • "Wait...until you know how the matter turns out." (v3.18)
    • Ruth's Marriage: Boaz and Ruth, mutual love. Boaz took Ruth, and she became his wife. (v4.13)
    Throughout the book, Christ is seen as prefigured in the kinsman-redeemer.

    There are other resources such as commentaries and sermons that go into greater detail. Glory to God.
  2. Hazelelponi
    I have a question for you.. what exactly does this mean? God has directed me to this chapter twice now, and each time I've read it fully and meditated upon the meaning.

    However, this is time three this has come across now, so i think perhaps I'm missing something about the story, can you try to explain to me what you've said here? I dont think I'm understanding what you've said clearly...
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