Ruth- What to Remember when you Return
People sin that is what they do best. As a matter of fact that is one thing that the bible says, everyone has done. People sin that is what they do best.
God forgives, that is what He does best.
Why is it that we have a tendency like Adam in the Garden to run from God when we sin rather than run to God?
I think it is because we forget some of the key attributes of our good and loving God. I want to show you that today.
Last week we began our study of the book of Ruth by looking at a terrible decision made by a man named Elimelech. God was judging his people in Bethlehem because of their sin, and rather than dealing with his personal sin, Elimelech decided he would backslide 50 miles out of God’s will to the town of Moab. Not long after the fact, Elimelech died under God’s judgment. His sons took for themselves Moabite wives and after 10 years they also died. So we said that we should…
1. Never allow Culture to Set Your Priorities
2. Never allow Cash to Set Your Priorities
3. Never allow Comfort to Set Your Priorities
Well, Naomi repented, she changed her mind.
Ruth 1:6-2:1 (NASB95)
6 Then she arose with her daughters-in-law that she might return from the land of Moab, for she had heard in the land of Moab that the LORD had visited His people in giving them food. 7 So she departed from the place where she was, and her two daughters-in-law with her; and they went on the way to return to the land of Judah.
Remember Naomi told her daughter in laws to go home and start over.
Orpah consented, Ruth refused – As a matter of fact she got saved!
16 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.
19 So they both went until they came to Bethlehem. And when they had come to Bethlehem, all the city was s ...
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