“And they lifted up their voice, and wept again: and Orpah kissed her mother-in-law; but Ruth clave unto her.”

Ruth 1:14


Since Naomi was leaving Moab, she asked her two daughters-in-law to move on with their lives because their husbands were dead, and they had no children. While Orphah kissed Naomi goodbye, Ruth refused to leave her mother-in-law. Instead, she cleaved to the woman.

Reading further, we will see where Ruth proclaimed to Naomi, “Your God shall be my God and your people my people.”
Ruth gave her all to her mother-in-law, and God blessed her. She is one of the great-grandmothers of our Lord Jesus Christ. As believers, we should learn what “love” is from this story. No matter how hard it becomes, we shouldn’t neglect those who have been of help to us during our hard times. As a reward for her selfless service, God used Naomi to bless Ruth.

We should be quick to recognize those whom God want to bless us through. This could be in the form of the authorities over our lives, our parents, pastors, etc. Recognize these people and cleave to them.

Charge: For every action, there’s a reward.

Further Study: Ruth 2:10-12, Ruth 4:13-15

Thanks for coming again today. Remain blessed.

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