Christian Devotional by Pastor Cecil Thompson
“But Ruth said: ‘Entreat me not to leave you, or to turn back from following after you; for wherever you go, I will go; and wherever you lodge, I will lodge; your people shall be my people, and your God, my God.’”
There have been a few times in my life when I was confronted with a decision that meant leaving the comfort of the past in order to trust the call of God for my life. It is so easy to stay with the way that is most familiar rather than stepping out in faith and trusting God.
In Monday’s Daily-E-Votional I used the story of the wealthy young man who came to Jesus asking what he needed to do to inherit eternal life. He had complied with the Law of Moses, but he still relied on his wealth to bring him security. He refused to become a disciple of Jesus because his possessions possessed him.
Total commitment in the life of Ruth meant leaving her family and nation in order to follow Naomi and the God of Israel. She chose wisely. Because of her choice she pleased God
In the case of Ruth, she eventually married Boaz and, as we read in Matthew 1, she was the great-grandmother to King David. Pretty good reward for choosing to go with God! What choices are you making for God?
Blessings dear hearts. May God richly bless you as you bless others by your words and actions!
– – – Pastor Cecil
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