Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man.
If there is one thing that stands out to me as I read through Ruth chapter 2, it is Ruth's loyalty, care and kindness to her mother-in-law. Even folks living throughout Bethlehem were talking about it, according to verse 11. People couldn't help but stand up and take notice of this foreign woman. Ruth had willingly left her homeland and family behind, in order to be a loving helpmate to Naomi, when she had absolutely no obligation to do so.
Let's take some time now to dig a little deeper into this remarkable woman's life. But, before we do, make sure that you take a few minutes to quiet yourself before the Savior. Allow the cares and concerns in your life to drop away. Let the stillness of this moment prepare your heart to meet with God.
Ask the Holy Spirit to still any voices that might be clamoring for your attention and to give you ears to hear what is on His heart for you today.
Open your Bibles back up to Ruth 2. And as in times past, read the passage slowly - keeping Ruth in mind.