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WordDigest: Will you sacrifice for Boaz? (1) Love

Text: Ruth 1:1-22 NKJV
Elimelech was married to Noami and both had two children (Mahlon and Chilon).

Elimelech died. Subsequently, Naomi's children also gave up their ghost.

But her late children were married to two Moabite women; Orpah and Ruth.

Orpah and Ruth did not born any child.
Meaning Noami had no grandchildren.
Noami who couldn't bear her late children's wives suffering, ordered them to go to their respective families.

Orpah left but Ruth stayed and comforted Naomi.
All along Ruth hasn't met Boaz ( a relative of Elimelech).

Ruth had to sacrifice her love to stay and comfort Naomi.

The happiness of Naomi was Ruth's top priority.

Ruth might have left to remarry someone else.
But she stayed even in the difficult times to relieve Noami of her pain.

It appeared to be a mere sacrifice but little did she know in the plan of God, she was sacrificing her love for something great.

In every stripes of our lives we do or have to sacrifice to attain a goal.

But are we sacrificing in a good way?
Citing an example, you not involving in sex before marriage can be a sacrifice ahead of the right moment.

Similarly, in the name of friendship, relationship or marriage; what are you sacrificing to meet either your Ruth or Boaz?

We shall continue tomorrow.
Everlasting Father in heaven, let your love in us grow for your own glory without any barrier in Jesus' name I pray, Amen.

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Ebenezer Zor
Ebenezer Zor

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