YOUR GOD WILL BE MY GOD


YOUR GOD WILL BE MY GOD

Ruth 1:16-17 (NKJV) But Ruth said: “Entreat me not to leave you, or to turn back from following after you; for wherever you go, I will go; and wherever you lodge, I will lodge; your people shall be my people, and your God, my God. 17 Where you die, I will die, and there will I be buried. The LORD do so to me, and more also, if anything but death parts you and me.”

These are some powerful verses of Scripture.  Here we have Ruth, a Moabite woman, whose father-in-law, brother-in-law and husband have all died.  She has a chance to go home, but she sees something special in her mother-in-law, Naomi.  She sees something that makes her want to stay with her instead of going back to her own land.

I think about us as Christians.  Are people seeing things in our lives that make them desire our Jesus?  Do they see love coming out of us?  Do they see forgiveness?  Are our words seasoned with salt, or do they hear the same things they hear in the world: backbiting, gossip and all the other things of this world’s system?

You see, we may be the only Jesus that people ever see, and if we do not let our light shine, all they will see is darkness.  The Apostle Paul said, “Follow me as I follow Christ.”  Can we say the same?  Can we say to people, “Look at my life, at the way I live as a Christian, and follow that example”?

Ruth saw something in Naomi that caused her to want to stay with her.  Because of that, she was blessed, Naomi was blessed, and the nation of Israel was blessed.  Ruth became the great grandmother of King David!  Look what it says at the end of this wonderful, short book:

Ruth 4:21-22, “Salmon begot Boaz, and Boaz begot Obed; Obed begot Jesse, and Jesse begot David.”

So today, make a decision to let your light shine.  Become so in love with Jesus that you want to fulfill His one commandment that He gave us, and that is to love one another.  The world says that is impossible, but Jesus says all things are possible to them that believe!

CONFESSION:  Today, I make a decision to be a person that others desire to follow.  I choose to live the Christian life, and I will do unto others as I would have them do unto me.

Today’s Bible Reading

2 Samuel 9 – 11

John 15

Psalms 119:49-64

Proverbs 16:1-3

Bible in a Year: 365-Day Reading Plan : English | King James Version (KJV)

Today’s Bible reading from Old Testament : 1 Samuel 17:38-58, 1 Samuel 18

Today’s Bible reading from New Testament : John 16:5-33, John 17:1-5

Today’s Bible reading from Psalms and Proverbs: Psalm 68:1-6

Bible in a Year: 365-Day Reading Plan : English | New Living Translation (NLT)

Today’s Bible reading from Old Testament : 1 Samuel 17:38-58, 1 Samuel 18

Today’s Bible reading from New Testament : John 16:5-33, John 17:1-5

Today’s Bible reading from Psalms and Proverbs: Psalm 68:1-6