The story of Ruth takes place sometime during the period of the rule of the Judges. These were dark days for Israel, when “everyone did as they saw fit” (Judges 17:6; 21-25). However, even during these dark and evil times, there were some who followed God. Naomi and Ruth are beautiful examples of loyalty, friendship, and commitment to God and each other.
Questions for further thought:
1. When times seem dark and gloomy, in whom do you seek solace? Friends? Family? The Lord?
2. When times are hard and things are not going as you would like, do you gravitate toward the Lord or away from Him? Why do you think that is?
Challenge: Seek the Lord and His righteousness and all these things will be added onto you. He will uplift and sustain His children when we call upon His name.
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