I Will Go

Read: Ruth 1

Ruth experienced challenges and loss. Her husband died, leaving her a widow. She had no children after 10 years of marriage, her brother-in-law also died, and her mother-in-law was leaving to return to her native land.

Ruth could have gone home to her family. She could have stayed in the land where she grew up. But she had chosen to following God (evidenced in her famous your God will be my God declaration) and she felt loyalty to her mother-in-law Naomi.

She took what was likely the more uncertain and difficult path and she did so with determination. She said, “I will go…”

Reflect:

What is your response to challenges, suffering and tragedy in your own life?

Will you follow God even when your future is unclear? Even if other options seem easier? Even if it means leaving your comfort zone?

What matters more to you – security or God’s plan?

Where does your loyalty lie? Can you say to the Lord, “I will go”?

Remember: But Ruth said, “Do not urge me to leave you or turn back from following you; for where you go, I will go, and where you lodge, I will lodge. Your people shall be my people, and your God, my God.” (Ruth 1:16)

where you go I will go, your people shall be my people

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