Commitment

I began teaching the book of Ruth last week to the youth during Sunday School. This is my favorite book of the Bible. I love the parallel between the courtship of Boaz and Ruth and the pursuing love of Jesus and us. Only God can orchestrate such a beautiful story of redemption and love!

Our focus today was on Chapter 2 as Ruth sets out to glean in the fields in order to provide for her mother-in-law and herself. I emphasized the significance of commitment- Ruth’s commitment to Naomi, Boaz’s commitment to both Ruth and Naomi, and, ultimately, both of their commitments to loving and trusting the Lord.

Unfortunately, just in the past day, I have been in touch with three different individuals who are facing struggles in their marriages for various reasons. I am reminded that commitments can be hard to keep at times, and that it is only through the power of Christ that we can see them through.

Due to some hurting hearts surrounding me, several end-of-the-school-year activities, and our youth golf tournament fundraiser on Saturday, I am committing myself to these needs and taking a week break from blogging. I covet your prayers for all those, in my life and yours, who are facing attacks from the enemy. For our battle is not against one another- it against the prince of this world.

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