By: Steve Negley

Posted: January 26, 2024

Category: Daily Devotional

The biblical book of Ruth is a short story of life, death, love, and devotion. It considers the question– Is true family granted or created? The three main characters, Ruth, Naomi, and Boaz all play crucial roles in the drama that we call human life. And God blesses them in the end. At the conclusion of the story, we also discover that Ruth of Moab, someone outside the Hebrew realm, is actually the great grandmother of King David.

Ruth 1:16-19

Ruth said,

“Do not press me to leave you,
    to turn back from following you!
Where you go, I will go;
    where you lodge, I will lodge;
your people shall be my people
    and your God my God.
17 Where you die, I will die,
    and there will I be buried.
May the Lord do thus to me,
    and more as well,
if even death parts me from you!”

18 When Naomi saw that she was determined to go with her, she said no more to her.

19 So the two of them went on until they came to Bethlehem. When they came to Bethlehem, the whole town was stirred because of them, and the women said, “Is this Naomi?


God of my life, help me to explore faithfulness to you and to those people you have placed along my path. Show me your power and plan. Amen.