“But Ruth said, “Do not press me to leave you or turn back from following you! Where you go, I will go; where you lodge, I will lodge; your people shall be my people, and your God my God. Where you die, I will die — there will I be buried. May the Lord do thus and so to me, and more as well, if even death parts me from you!” Ruth 1:16-17
It takes extreme faithfulness and commitment for someone to do just as the Biblical Ruth did, with her mother-in-law, Naomi.
It is true that these days, many mothers-in-law, are catastrophes, and unfriendly to be with. In fact, many wives are not in nice relationship with their mothers-in-law, not because they choose to but they don’t just get along.
The case of Ruth and Naomi, is such beautiful one that went deeper, and created solid relationship that lasted throughout the generations, even until now. If you go back to the history, you will see that Ruth was in the lineage of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Ruth was a wonderful woman, someone who loved everyone and not selfish, I mean just thinking about her own family. She lost her husband, but she stayed so firm by Naomi, and not deserted the old woman. Orpah, her sister-in-law, and wife to either late Mahlon or Chilion, gave up and returned to her family, probably to married someone else, and to start a new life.
But Ruth was determined. There was no doubt she’d loved her late husband. Now that man was gone, Ruth saw no hope in abandoning her mother-in-law, nor the life she’d created with her late husband. She wanted to maintain that family even without the man.
And above all, she loved Naomi! And she remained faithful to the old woman. Naomi, seeing how her daughter-in-law insisted, did not push her further but accepted her. It was Naomi who joined Ruth and Boaz together as man and wife.
As result of Ruth’s faithfulness, Naomi did all she could, instructed Ruth on what to do to get closer and be friendly with Boaz. Without the love between both women, nothing would have been successful.
This showed the love, the faithfulness and the bond. When you are faithful to someone, and this is genuine, of course, more blessings will flow your way.
Faithfulness does not just end anyhow. It goes across the spheres, to being you multiple blessings, such that you never imagine. This is why you must come to understand that you need faithfulness in your relationship with God. The Lord is faithful to you in every way. And the evidences of this, you see in how He protects you, bless you, promote you, heal you, provides for you.
So why can’t you reciprocate His faithfulness in your life? Why do you have to remain unfaithful to Him buy serving your own consciousness? Do you think your life is worth it that you should play hanky-panky game with God?
If you are faithful to God as He is to you, then you are in for a life of abundant grace, blessings, and lots and lots of happiness.
Make it your duty to remain faithful to God!