5 Lessons from the Life of Ruth

Considering the diverse values, lifestyles and teachings spreading across today, have you ever asked what kind of life a godly lady should live in the 21st century? A befitting answer to your question is embodied in the scriptures. There are women in the bible that has modeled the right lifestyle for every lady to follow. One of these women is Ruth. Ruth was a virtuous woman who understood spiritual things and was sensitive to discern timing.

5 Lessons from the Life of Ruth by Elizabeth Fidelis Obianuju

What qualities can be learnt from Ruth? Did she make any errors? How did she manage to live through life and its many issues? How can we apply basic principles from her story in our lives today? This article in the next few lines will answer these questions and more in five beautiful lessons from the life of Ruth.

1. Ruth was Dogged

In Ruth 1: 16, we see how Ruth replied Naomi, pleading that she should not be asked to turn back from. She insisted that wherever Naomi went, she would go and that she was ready to take full responsibility by accepting everything that came along. Her doggedness got so far that she also insisted that Naomi's people will become her people and that Naomi's God would be her God.

2. Ruth was Sensitive to Timing

Again, in Ruth 1: 16, we read how Ruth was sensitive to know that it was not time to leave for her home yet. By choosing to stay with Naomi and insisting that Naomi;s people will become her people and that Naomi's God would be her God, she was only following timing. Today, many believers are ignorant of seasons and timings. They can not predict important seasons in their life or know when they need to press more into God or make an important decision to abandon the distractions, relationships, old attachments keeping them from moving.

Ruth was sensitive and understood at this point, going back to her home town wasn't a good option. She was a woman who could sense that staying with her mother-in-law was the best decision. She knew the path she wanted to take.Today, many believers stick to fighting against Godly instincts and become insensitive. Ruth showsan example here that sensitivity to timing tunes you to God and helps you to discern the right choice you should make in that business pursuit, lifestyle or relationship


Study Ruth, she asked Naomi not to urge her to return back. Naomi tried persuading her so hard but Ruth didn't bulge. Remember that Orpah, her sister in-law was with them, but after several pleas of Naomi, Orpah retuned.

Ruth 114:

"At this, they wept aloud again. Then, Orpah kissed her mother in-law goodbye, but Ruth clung to her."

How blind could Orpah be that she didn't see that following Naomi would have given her another husband or avail her to Opportunities God has waiting for her?

Yes! You have the answer. It's is spiritual insensitivity.

Ruth, was a woman who could sense that something awaited for her in the land of Judah. How could she have predicted correctly even when she said: "Your God. Shall be my God, Your people my people"

This is a woman that understood timing! The bible told us of the sons of Issachar who understood the timings and seasons.

Ruth was adamant to go with Naomi because she knew returning back was to her detriment.

How many ladies can understand that this is the time to draw back from that relationship.? This the time to hide yourself indoors and blast in tongues?

There are certain seasons that comes in your life and if you don't understand it, you will miss out from getting what that season has.

Ladies can you stop sleeping and learn from Ruth. This is one quality you should posess in the present time.

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