5 Bible Lessons from the life of Ruth

Like men, the Bible has records about valiant women, Ruth being one of them. There are as well many life changing lessons to learn from the life and character of Ruth.


Lessons from the life of Ruth

1. Ruth was not easily wavered

Ruth had a consistent and positively stubborn attitude to follow every cause to the end. So when her mother-in-law, Naomi had tried to convince her to go back to her family (Ruth 1:12 and Ruth 1:15-17), she stayed and held on to her convictions without doubting. Ruth aptly confirms this in verses 16 and 17 where she tells Naomi, "Don’t make me leave you, for I want to go wherever you go and to live wherever you live; your people shall be my people, and your God shall be my God; I want to die where you die and be buried there. May the Lord do terrible things to me if I allow anything but death to separate us.”

As believers, this also applies to us in our walk with God. Learn to stay on the word even when others are already turning back to look for alternatives.

 2. Ruth Built a Character of Self Respect

According to the events recorded in Ruth 2:4 and verse 10, Boaz had heard about Ruth even before he met her physically. This was as a result of the good words he  heard around about Ruth. Many people had used her as a point of reference because of the character of self respect she built around her life. Also, the people had heard about her commitment to follow Naomi and become a part of her people. Being insistent on God's promises to you as a believer helps to strengthen the faith of the babies in Christ. They want to be like you but if you had stopped, how can there be someone who will impact their lives?


 3. Ruth maintained loyalty to her mother-in-law

Even after gaining favour and taking great grounds in a strange land, Ruth remained loyal to Naomi. She portrays that loyalty is one characxter that keeps men and helps them to consistently grow. The Bible records that Ruth stayed with them...(Ruth 2:23) and was submissive in instructions (Ruth 3:5) by doing all she was told. This is a proper representation of submission and loyalty even for believers. It is instructive of the fact that pride is a destructive thing among growing believers. Never puff yourself above the anointed person God has placed over you. Instead, be loyal as in the days of little beginning, so in the long run, people shall praise God because of you.

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