Lazaroo – Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Aug 28, 2012 I Lazaroo.

 

Pray the words of this Lazaroo aloud, with the wisdom of God:

“May the LORD deal with me, be it ever so severely, if anything but death separates you and me.”
(Ruth 1:17)

That’s an awfully strong statement, Jesus.

It’s one thing to make such a pledge to another human being.

It’s another thing entirely
to invoke Almighty God’s severest curse on me

if I don’t keep my promise.

Ruth wasn’t going to desert her mother-in-law for anything –

even though there was no visible benefit.

As a young widow, if Ruth had wanted to improve her chances to find another husband, the smart play would have been to stay put and send her mother-in-law on her way.

Except for one thing:

This older woman knew You.
She was exceptionally wise.
Seasoned.

Ruth knew her mother-in-law wanted only what was best for Ruth.

Ruth showed wisdom of her own
by recognizing when you find someone of that quality

you stick with them.

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1 Samuel 14:1-14; 1 Samuel 16:6-13; 1 Samuel 20:16-17; 1 Samuel 25:1-42; 2 Kings 2:1-14; Proverbs 20:6; Proverbs 31:10-31; Matthew 26:31-35

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Scripture taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®. NIV®. Copyright© 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved.

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