This Week’s Passage: Ruth 1:6-22
When the women get to the dead end of where they were headed, they must turn around and begin the return journey. But which home will they return, Moab or Judah? Ruth surprisingly clings to Naomi and turns to her God, her people, and her land. Ruth surprisingly acts like Naomi’s God in her selflessness, faithfulness, and love while Naomi reacts to their circumstances with bitterness and despair. When hard times hit, will we turn back to idols or our Father in heaven? Will we seek to serve others worse off than us, or throw ourselves a pity party? God’s faithful love invites us into relationship with Him and God’s faithful people invite us into relationship with others.