April 08, 2024

This week has been about learning how to commit.

Commitment is giving it your all when all you want to do is give up. This is how our walk with Jesus is supposed to be.

Faithfully Committed

to Him.

16. And Ruth said, Intreat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee: for whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge: thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God:

17. Where thou diest, will I die, and there will I be buried: the LORD do so to me, and more also, if ought but death part thee and me.

Ruth 1: 16-17

The famous speech of Ruth. Here we can see Ruth’s commitment to her mother-in-law Naomi, after the women had lost all the men in their lives. Ruth refused to leave her. By committing to Naomi, Ruth left everybody and everything she had ever known. She put all of her trust in God.

10. Then she fell on her face, and bowed herself to the ground, and said unto him, Why have I found grace in thine eyes, that thou shouldest take knowledge of me, seeing I am a stranger?

11. And Boaz answered and said unto her, It hath fully been shewed me, all that thou hast done unto thy mother in law since the death of thine husband: and how thou hast left thy father and thy mother, and the land of thy nativity, and art come unto people which thou knowest not heretofore.

12. The LORD recompense thy work, and a full reward be given thee of the LORD God of Israel, under whose wings thou art come to trust.

Ruth 2: 10-12

Ruth went out to glean in a field and that is where she met the owner of the field, Boaz. Ruth was taken under the wing of protection of Boaz because he had heard of the risks she took to be committed to her mother-in-law after their tragic losses. God used Boaz to protect and bless Ruth.

8. And it came to pass at midnight, that the man was afraid, and turned himself: and behold, a woman lay at his feet.

9. And he said, Who art thou? And she answered, I am Ruth thine handmaid: spread therefore thy skirt over thine handmaid; for thou art a near kinsman.

10. And he said, Blessed be thou of the LORD, my daughter: for thou hast shewed more kindness in the latter end than at the beginning, inasmuch as thou followedst not young me, whether poor or rich.

11. And now, my daughter, fear not: I will do to thee all that thou requirest: for all the city of my people doth know that thou art a virtuous woman.

Ruth 3: 8-11

Ruth didn’t know the customs where she was, so Boaz assured her that he would take care of her and he wouldn’t rest until the matter was handled. All Ruth has to do is wait on Boaz.

9. And Boaz said unto the elders, and unto all the people, Ye are witnesses this day, that I have bought all that was Elimelech’s, and all that was Chillion’s and Mahlon’s, of the hand of Naomi.

10. Moreover Ruth the Moabitess, the wife of Mahlon, have I purchased to be my wife, to raise up the name of the dead upon his inheritance, that the name of the dead be not cut off from among his brethren, and from the gate of his place: ye are witnesses this day.

Ruth 4: 9 & 10

Ruth Was Redeemed.

God sent Jesus to give his life for us on the cross, Jesus is our Redeemer. Jesus paid the price for our sins. He bought us with his life and redeemed us with his blood. When we risk everything for our Redeemer Jesus, then God will give us rewards that can only come from Him. Jesus committed to us when he gave his life for us and promised to never leave us. As Followers of Jesus, we have to commit to Jesus and take the risks for The Gospel of our Redeemer.

With Great Risks Comes Great Rewards

20. teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

Matthew 28:20

Why not accept Jesus as your Savior?

After All, we serve the God of Redeeming Commitment.