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March 27, 2018

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Reading along with us in Ruth? Here’s today’s reading:

Ruth 1 (ESV)

In the days when the judges ruled there was a famine in the land, and a man of Bethlehem in Judah went to sojourn in the country of Moab, he and his wife and his two sons. The name of the man was Elimelech and the name of his wife Naomi, and the names of his two sons were Mahlon and Chilion. They were Ephrathites from Bethlehem in Judah. They went into the country of Moab and remained there. But Elimelech, the husband of Naomi, died, and she was left with her two sons. These took Moabite wives; the name of the one was Orpah and the name of the other Ruth. They lived there about ten years, and both Mahlon and Chilion died, so that the woman was left without her two sons and her husband.

Then she arose with her daughters-in-law to return from the country of Moab, for she had heard in the fields of Moab that the Lord had visited his people and given them food. So she set out from the place where she was with her two daughters-in-law, and they went on the way to return to the land of Judah. But Naomi said to her two daughters-in-law, “Go, return each of you to her mother’s house. May the Lord deal kindly with you, as you have dealt with the dead and with me....Continue Reading

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  1. Do not urge me to leave you or to return 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.

  2. What a wonderful love story the book of Ruth is. And a love story of a significant couple in the line of David and the Messiah. This chapter gives the back story. Naomi’s loss is great….a husband and 2 sons. who of us wouldn’t be devastated? And left with 2 daughter in laws that would mean more about responsibility that Naomi would have over them, then help they could bring. It made sense for them to return to their people. But Ruth was unique. She saw Naomi’s need to be above her own and would take the risk of a foreign land to be with her.

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