“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!
“Do not say to yourself, ‘My power and might of my own hand have gotten me this wealth.’ But remember the Lord your God, for it is he who gives you power to get wealth, so that he may confirm his covenant that he swore to your ancestors, as he is doing today.” Deuteronomy 8:17
There is no life without its hunger; the desire to get wealth, to be hale and health, to acquire certain levels and status in life, and many more.
It is because we are human, and it is in our nature to want more of these things, and many more. When we are looking for them, we tend to be humble at all cost, because we know how much we desire this.
When we are poor, and looking any anything, we are so meek, gentle, and can do anything good to bring our needs to us. In fact, before God, in our prayer and supplications, we remain humble, promising God, this and that, so that He can answer us.
Of course, God is not a man that He should lie, and sure He will answer us, giving us so much, even more than we imagine, all for the sake of His name.
But what happened when we have gotten what we need? Many folks have turned their backs against God. When they were poor, they knew God, the serve Him, the pray to Him, praise Him and more, but now that they are rich, and comfortable, God is no longer require in their lives.
Does this means God is just for the poor? Or do you think He is the God of the poor?
Everything you are, whatever you have acquired in life and whatever you are going to be in life, God is in charge! It may surprise you hearing this from me, but this is the truth.
God is the God of both the rich and the poor, He does not classify.
Listen, It’s so amazing to see or hear large amount of people publicly confessing that God does not exist. They are people who are comfortable, at least able to feed three times daily, able to travel from one country to the other, and they don’t feel any shame about their declarations.
The Bible says only fools will say God does not exist (Psalm 14:1)
You don’t need God during your trying times, you don’t need Him just during your sickness, your calamities, your failure, your broken-hearted affairs or et cetera.
You need God also and more during your moment of joy, your festive periods, and when you are rich.
Yes, you were once poor, wretched, but God raises you up, giving you so durable wealth that transformed your entire life. And now, must you abandon God after you have gotten what you want?
It is pure foolishness when you push God aside in your moment of wealth. In fact, it is complete ignorance. Without God, you never had this idea of being rich. He is the one who open unlimited doors for you to get to where you are now.
If you join the rest of those ignorant ones, and declare that God is no longer useful, then you are heading for trouble. Stay on with God for He is your source of wealth. His is durable, lasting and He will protect you abundantly.
Avoid pride, flee from earthly boasting, but rather boast in the Lord by sharing your testimonies with the world. Let them know how God removes you from perverted poverty to stunning wealth. Tell them about the love of God.
The more you appreciate God for your wealth, and you acknowledge Him every second, the more blessings will come to you, for God will multiple your wealth many folds.
Please do not give way for stupidity; remember, it is God who gives you power to get wealth.
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“But for a whole month — until it comes out of your nostrils and becomes loathsome to you — because you have rejected the Lord who is among you, and have wailed before him, saying; ‘ why did we ever leave Egypt?’ Numbers 11:20
God was addressing Moses here, after Moses went to Him on behalf of the Israelites who severely complained and in dire need for meat. Like I stated in my previous posts, the Biblical Israelites did not fully appreciate the manifestations of God in their lives.
Now, they earnestly complained for meat, and worst of all, they threatened Moses by saying they regretted coming out Egypt.
When referring to Egypt in proverbial form, we mean it is a place of dead, horror, isolation and such that anyone must flee from. It is not a place of comfort; rather it is a haven of hell.
God loved the Biblical Israelites so much, He did all for them, brought them out from slavery, nursed their pains, comfort them in their moment of agony, soothed them during their depression, wiped away their tears, all, when the need arise and treated them with extreme love BUT these people are so ungrateful.
I am not going to dwell on this here, because you knew what eventually happened as result of their ungrateful demand. Sure, they got the meat they cried out for but when you read through, Numbers 11:33; you will understand the penalty they paid for their attitude.
In the post, I want to liken your situation with that of the Israelites. When God brought you out of a place unto another, do not complain. It may be in your place of work that you have a sudden change, or it may be that as result of terrible situation, you are faced with no options than to relocate from your present home, office or country.
What you may not realise is that you are moving out of your Egypt to your God given divine Canaan land, a place where you will find peace that surpasses all human understanding. It is in your best interesting that life must switch the page for you.
Anywhere you are newly, do not complain, rather, appreciate God for giving you a new place, a new home, a new job, or a new country. The more you show your gratitude to God, the more you are telling God that you acknowledge His love over you and surely, He will move the more on you behalf.
Do not be like the Biblical Israelites who failed to understand how much God loved them and instead took Him for granted.
I implore you, avoid complaining to God, no matter the situation you found yourself. Make it the opposite, and that is, give Him praise and continue to believe Him for better change. And He will help you.
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