Heroes: Ruth – The Compassionate CaregiverJuly 11, 2021
Heroes: Life Lessons from Faith Champions
Part 6: Ruth – The Compassionate Caregiver
8 Then Naomi said to her two daughters-in-law, “Go back, each of you, to your mother’s home. May the Lord show you kindness, as you have shown kindness to your dead husbands and to me. 9 May the Lord grant that each of you will find rest in the home of another husband.” Ruth 1:8-9
Lesson #1 – You , than you sow, and than you sow!
16 But Ruth replied, “Don’t urge me to leave you or to turn back from you. Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God. 17 Where you die I will die, and there I will be buried. May the Lord deal with me, be it ever so severely, if even death separates you and me.” Ruth 1:16-17
Lesson #2 – When you place your in God (Jesus Christ), He you, no matter your .
16 …Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God. Ruth 1:16
3 No Ammonite or Moabite or any of their descendants may enter the assembly of the Lord, not even in the tenth generation. Deuteronomy 23:3
26 So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith, 27 for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. 28 There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. 29 If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise. Galatians 3:26-29
Lesson #3 – The Lord has a for our lives, and He is at work through our most seasons to accomplish His .
20 “Don’t call me Naomi,” she told them. “Call me Mara, because the Almighty has made my life very bitter. 21 I went away full, but the Lord has brought me back empty. Why call me Naomi? The Lord has afflicted me; the Almighty has brought misfortune upon me.” Ruth 1:20-21
28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28
Lesson #4 – When we others, we make an impression and leave a mark for Jesus Christ!
45 …’Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.’ Matthew 25:45.
12 May the Lord repay you for what you have done. May you be richly rewarded by the Lord, the God of Israel, under whose wings you have come to take refuge.” Ruth 2:12
20 “The Lord bless him!” Naomi said to her daughter-in-law. “He has not stopped showing his kindness to the living and the dead.” She added, “That man is our close relative; he is one of our guardian-redeemers.” Ruth 2:20
13 So Boaz took Ruth and she became his wife. When he made love to her, the Lord enabled her to conceive, and she gave birth to a son. 14 The women said to Naomi: “Praise be to the Lord, who this day has not left you without a guardian-redeemer. Ruth 4:13-14
Lesson #5 – God has provided us with our , !
13 For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, 14 in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. Colossians 1:14
23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, Romans 3:23.
24 and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus. Romans 3:24
9 If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved. Romans 10:9-10
16 Then Naomi took the child in her arms and cared for him. 17 The women living there said, “Naomi has a son!” And they named him Obed. He was the father of Jesse, the father of David. Ruth 4:16-17