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“Ruth’s Decision”

Key Verse

“And Ruth said, Entreat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee: for whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge: thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God:” Ruth 1:16

Text — Ruth 1:11-18


In the days when the judges ruled Israel, there was famine (extreme scarcity of food) in the land. Elimelech from Bethlehem in Judah moved with his wife Naomi and their two sons Mahlon and Chilion to Moab in order to avoid the famine. After sometimes in Moab Elimelech died. One son married Ruth and the other married Orpah.

After sometime Mahlon and Chilion also died. Naomi decided to go back to Bethlehem – Judah. His sons’ wives, Ruth and Orpah said that they would follow her, but she convinced them to go back to their people in Moab. Orpah went back, but Ruth refused to go back. Ruth made up her mind not to go back to Moab despite Noami’s persuasion for her to go back. She decided not to go back to Moab to serve idols. She was firm in her decision to follow Naomi to serve the living God.

As a friend of Jesus, you should be firm in your decision to follow Jesus. No matter what your friends do or anybody does or say to stop you from following Jesus, do not stop to follow Jesus. You need to have a firm decision to follow Jesus and continue to serve Him. Let your life daily be dedicated to following Jesus.

Further Reading

Daniel 1:8

Prayer for today

Lord, help me to follow You every day of my life.

Pastor W.F. Kumuyi
About Author - Pastor W.F. Kumuyi

Listed among “500 most powerful people on the planet” by the Foreign Policy magazine in 2013, Pastor (Dr.) William F. Kumuyi is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry (DCLM) headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria. DCLM started in 1973 as a 15-member Bible study group right in Kumuyi’s apartment at University of Lagos where he was a lecturer. His revolutionary Bible teaching on personal holiness and commitment to evangelism soon gained so much traction and resulted in a widespread revival.

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