Ruth Sanctified Through God’s Mercy

God never fails to redeem. In fact, one of the most powerful examples is Ruth. In the Book of Ruth, we see the mercy of the Lord. Here, God sanctified a woman from the cursed nation of Moab. This country didn’t glorify the Father and became non-existent (Isaiah chapters 15-16).

Ruth’s transformation is fascinating. Her connection to God came through Naomi. She was Ruth’s mother-in-law. And through the deaths of Naomi’s husband and sons, she returned home. So back to Bethlehem, Judah with Ruth by her side.

In chapter one verse 16 we discover Ruth’s, heart. God works through others to bring His light to the surface. Here she became willing to sacrifice everything taught to her from the past and believe in God. She turned away from the beliefs instilled in her upbringing.

But Ruth replied, “Don’t urge me to leave you or to turn back from you. Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God.

                                                                                      Ruth 1:16 NIV

When Ruth spoke those words, we find repentance in her last four words. It’s important to realize when she turned away from her past and professed the God of Naomi’s as the real God then her life changed. This shows Ruth’s acceptance of the Father and He brought her into His Kingdom.

Once she became God’s child then He placed her in Boaz life. The Lord rewarded Ruth with an abundance of prosperity both in spirit and physical essentials. This is a most compelling evidence in how God interacts with faithful followers.

Another focus of this book is the kinsman-redeemer (https://www.gotquestions.org/kinsman-redeemer.html) a law of the Pentateuch. In the Old Testament times, a Jewish responsibility for a male relative is helping family members who need help. Naomi the widow of Elimelech needed this help. And Ruth is rewarded by giving birth to Obed the grandfather of David.

This short book shows us God’s indisputable faithfulness. It depicts His willingness to give to those who glorify His name. Each of us understands God wants us to turn away from temptation and follow His commands. Given these points, God never fails us.

Author: walterkahler.wk@gmail.com

Living a Christian life isn't being perfect or self-righteous. Often people misunderstand the characteristics of a saved life. I sure did. Salvation isn't the absence of sin, but freed from its bondage. Experiencing God's living Spirit and knowing Christ is the essence of salvation and a sign of your eternal destination. I hope you will share your faith with me so we can grow together in the image of Christ.