Sisters For Sunshine

Receive God's Warm Love Through Reflection


on January 31, 2014

“Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God. Where you die I will die, and there I will be buried.” -Ruth 1:16-17

My bible study group this week reflected on the book of Ruth. Did you know it was set in the time of the Judges after David was king 1010 BC, and written by an unknown author? This book covers the importance of faithful love, selfless devotion in our relationships, and redemption.

Ruth 1 describes Ruth as a woman of love, selflessness, and humility. She goes with her mother-in-law Naomi to a foreign land, giving up everything in hopes for redemption. Ruth is strong willed, devoted, loyal, and loving to Naomi. They show  a beautiful, mature, genuine love for each other. It’s amazing to think that not many women are mentioned in the Bible, and Ruth is such a godly woman in the Bible! 

Ruth 2 show the kindness of Boaz, a godly man who hears about Ruth’s devotion to Naomi and calls her to be his wife. It makes me see that those people who care about others and do acts of kindness really do make life so much better. This story overall shows of our true need for other people and the gracious provisions of God. Like Boaz, who gave Ruth food and a chance at a new future, Jesus gives up his life, gives us a chance at a new life of hope and wants a future with us. It’s amazing to see the parallels!

Ruth 4:13-22 shows that Ruth is an ancestor of Jesus! God saw her more than a lowly widow. He blessed her with a new life and children, and made her a woman to be remembered.

Overall, the book of Ruth reminds us to show compassion for others, focus on relationships, help each other, and trust in God with the details. Ruth trusted everything and went out into the unknown, knowing that God would make all things fall into the right place. Though we are faced with changing seasons, remember to hold on to love and hold on to God.

“Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart.” -Proverbs 3:3


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