Ruth Chapter 1 - one of the greatest love stories ever written.
- True love takes action!
Ruth 1:16-17, 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. 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.”
- We need to remember that no matter how tough things get, God has given us great blessings and will continue to bless us because He loves us.
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
God can take the things that we think are ugly and horrible
and make something beautiful out of them.
How are they rewarded? (Matthew 1:1 & 5-6)
- Ruth was honored as one of the few non-Jewish ancestors of Jesus because of her selfless love.
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”