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Whatever It Takes (Part 2)

Ruth 4:9-12 Without commitment you cannot have depth in anything, especially the things of God. Both Ruth and Boaz are committed to doing whatever it takes to fulfill their obligations before God and to one another. We should be committed to fulfill our obligations toward God and toward each other in the spirit of humility, self-discipline and integrity.

Whatever It Takes

Ruth 3:18 Without commitment you cannot have depth in anything, especially the things of God. Both Ruth and Boaz are committed to doing whatever it takes to fulfill their obligations before God and to one another. We should be committed to fulfill our obligations toward God and toward each other in the spirit of humility, self-discipline and integrity.

Redeemer

Ruth 2:19-23 Boaz stands as a type of Jesus in that he, like Jesus recognized his responsibility to act on behalf of a relative who was in trouble, danger, and in need. Jesus Christ is the redeemer of humanity and of all creations. As Christ’s ministers of reconciliation to the world, we serve Him in accomplishing His redemptive role to a world…

The Hallmarks of Integrity

Ruth 2:1-9 A good name is better than gold. The believer who has integrity will find favor both with God and with people. In our text we are introduced to Boaz, a man of reputation among his peers, as well as his servants. He is a man of integrity. He desires the best for his friendsHe is diligent in his businessHe is…

Choose To Be Pleasant

Ruth 1:19-22 Naomi means pleasant. And there was a time when her demeanor aligned with her name. It is plausible that her life had not been easy since the birth of her sons. Yet joy and contentment marked her walk despite her hardships. Naomi allowed herself to become bitter. She chose to embrace sadness, regret, and fierce rage because of her losses.…

I Am Committed!

Ruth 1:14-18 Though the situation seems dim, Ruth will not be dissuaded. She is dismissed by her mother-in-law, but Ruth will not turn back. Ruth has chosen her course, and she is all in! All in with Naomi. All in with God. All in with whatever may befall them. This is not ordinary commitment. It is God-fueled, unrelenting faith. The more the…

Guilty By Choice

Ruth 1:6-13 When life gets hard and life seems to make no sense, it is easy for us to interpret our situation as judgment from God. In our text, Naomi is struggling to make good choices from a guilty conscience. She has decided she is guilty and deserving of punishment. She believes that God has turned against her. Believers, God is never…

Choices

Every day brings new choices. Every choice reflects your hopes or fears. It is within human agency to make decisions great and small. But the providence of God always determines the outcomes. As we explore the Book of Ruth, we will consider the choices of the main characters, to examine their choices and glean lessons from their lives. The story of Ruth…