by John O’Malley
“And Ruth said, Intreat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee” (Ruth 1:16)
Ruth spoke of six things to which she was drawn because of Naomi. Consider the first comment: “Intreat me not to leave thee or to return from following after thee.” It was as if Ruth was telling Naomi, “Your testimony has drawn me to your heart.”
The companionship and compassion of Naomi had become very precious to Ruth. Ruth did not want their hearts to become separated. She wanted no emotional, physical, or spiritual separation between them now.
Clearly, she thought that since the days of Moab were ending and the return to the Promised Land was their next step, she wanted to be there. Their hearts, once melded together by disappointment, death, and disaster, now were melded together because of faith’s fellowship.
How about the “Ruths” whom God has placed around you? Are they drawn to your heart? Has your Christian walk been consistent enough for them to receive a clear signal of your testimony?
Covenant with the Lord today that you will make the effort needed to send a strong signal of salvation’s message at the next encounter God provides you.
Think about it...