1. Naomi had fallen into a mindset of reason over faith. “did whatever seemed right in their own eyes.” How often do you make decisions based on circumstances and what you think is right, rather than prayer and by faith? Choose faith!
2. Naomi had fallen into a mindset based on counsel of the present times rather than biblical principles. When you are seeking direction, do you follow the culture, the counsel of others, or biblical principles? Choose biblical principles!
3. Ruth chose to remain faithful despite all the discouraging picture that was painted and the disappointing circumstances she had faced. What if Ruth had not chosen a steadfast faithfulness? What if Ruth had not chosen the more difficult path? Are you willing to wait despite the circumstances? Are you willing to let God fulfill the promise rather than seek to fill it yourself? Choose faithfulness!
5. God’s intervention was coming…despite all that seemed to be going wrong. Ruth was willing to wait to see…Naomi presently chose to remain bitter based on the circumstances. Are you waiting for God’s intervention…His providence to bring to reality His promises? Don’t give up! God is working in spite of the circumstances! Choose to wait on God!
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