July 15, 2014

Time: 9:07 AM (07/16/2014)

Weather: Looks sunny from my window

Readings: Ruth, all chapters

Noteworthy Verse:

“But Ruth said, ‘Don’t force me to leave you; don’t make me go home.  Where you go, I go, where you live, I’ll live.  Your people are my people, your God is my god; where you die, I’ll die, and that’s where I’ll be buried, so help me God – not even death itself is going to come between us!’ ”

Ruth 1:16-17

Significance:

  • Ruth displayed an incredible amount of faith in this verse.  Here she is a recent widow and living in a foreign land.  She has no obligation to stay with her destitute mother-in-law, Naomi, and yet she turns down the opportunity to go home to her people.  She stays faithful not only to Naomi, a foreigner to her, but to God, a foreign god to her.
  • Later on in the chapter, God rewards her immensely for this choice.  She finds a new husband and becomes the great-grandmother to David.

Feelings:
I had the day to myself yesterday.  After a busy weekend it was just what I needed.  I’ve been slacking on my daily prayer the past couple days, but I did manage to stretch.  Now that I’m refreshed I’m hoping to get back on track today.

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