We just celebrated mother’s day in some parts of the world (America, Japan, Australia, The Islands and some part of Europe). In light of this mother’s day week/month we’ll be studying some of the godly women characters in the bible and how God used them for his glory. It’s very common for some women to say I’m not a mother either they are still waiting on the blessing of the fruit of the womb or they are not yet married. In any case, every woman has the potentials of being a mother both physically and spiritually. When we go through our bible we see a lot of women both in the old testament and in the new testament that the Lord used.
Text: Ruth 1:1-22
Our study today focuses on Ruth, she was one of the women God honored because she honored the Lord. Ruth married a blessed man, not only did she have a book dedicated to her in the bible but she became one of the progenitors of our savior in human form. Naomi and Elimelech migrated to the land of Moab because of famine in Bethlehem-Judah, while in the land of Moab Elimelech died leaving Naomi his wife and their 2 sons. The sons got married to Orpah and Ruth and over the course of time (10 years) they died leaving no seed to carry on their name. Naomi heard the Lord had visited her people by providing for them so she decided to go back home meanwhile her daughters-in law followed her. She persuaded them to return to their people and idol, Orpah yielded to her mother’s inlaw request but Ruth clave to her mother in law. Naomi eventually gave ina nd took her back with her to Judah.
A few lessons here:
-Ruth saw something in Naomi that Orpah didn’t see (As a christian woman you should show forth your light anywhere you find yourself. Be the bible that unbelievers read and it points them to Christ
-Naomi maintained her stand as an Israelite despite being in a foreign land (As a Christian woman you should not lose your conviction)
Ruth did not allow Orpah’s decision to deter hers-Don’t be carried away with every form of doctrine, stand on the truth that you believe in and don’t be sidetracked. Jesus is Lord
Naomi thought God was done with her and she said her name was Mara meanwhile God was just starting with her.
It is important to note that Naomi and her husband stepped out of God’s will for their life and the enemy attacked them but she did not remain in that mistake she went back home. Have you stepped out of God’s will and don’t know how to go back? He is a merciful God, just lift up your hands and cry out to him for mercy. He will lift you up out of that mess and bring you back to himself and will restore to you the wasted years
Prayer Point: Father as you honored Ruth, please honor me this day. Give me wisdom to do what will change my story for generations to come in Jesus name. Amen
Bible Reading: John 3-4