“After all I been through Praise God”
For Unexpected blessing and miracles
Ruth 1:3–5 (NLT)
3 Then Elimelech died, and Naomi was left with her two sons.
4 The two sons married Moabite women. One married a woman named Orpah, and the other a woman named Ruth. But about ten years later,
5 both Mahlon and Kilion died. This left Naomi alone, without her two sons or her husband.
Ruth 1:15–18 (NLT)
15 “Look,” Naomi said to her, “your sister-in-law has gone back to her people and to her gods. You should do the same.”
16 But Ruth replied, “Don’t ask me to leave you and turn back. Wherever you go, I will go; wherever you live, I will live. Your people will be my people, and your God will be my God.
17 Wherever you die, I will die, and there I will be buried. May the Lord punish me severely if I allow anything but death to separate us!”
18 When Naomi saw that Ruth was determined to go with her, she said nothing more.
Ruth 4:13–17 (NLT)
13 So Boaz took Ruth into his home, and she became his wife. When he slept with her, the Lord enabled her to become pregnant, and she gave birth to a son.
14 Then the women of the town said to Naomi, “Praise the Lord, who has now provided a redeemer for your family! May this child be famous in Israel.
15 May he restore your youth and care for you in your old age. For he is the son of your daughter-in-law who loves you and has been better to you than seven sons!”
16 Naomi took the baby and cuddled him to her breast. And she cared for him as if he were her own.
17 The neighbor women said, “Now at last Naomi has a son again!” And they named him Obed. He became the father of Jesse and the grandfather of David.
Naomi was a good woman yet I see Ruth as virtuous woman.
Ruth handles the bad days, weeks, months and years not like the average woman but as a virtuous woman.
How are you handling your pain?
Proverbs 31:10 (KJV 1900)
10 Who can find a virtuous woman?
For her price is far above rubies.
When I speak of a virtuous person.
- Someone that is valuable
- Someone that is trustworthy
- Someone that is wise
- Someone who is good
- Someone who is a hard worker
- Someone who is productive
- Someone who is strong
- Someone with the right temperament
- Someone who has faith in God
- Someone with a servant’s heart
- Someone who serve with all their heart, mind, and soul
- Someone who is cheerful instead of being bitter and complaining about the realities of life.
- Someone who seeks God’s purpose for their life
Ruth’s life brought praises to God from those who knew her to be a virtuous woman.
If your life has been difficult can other still see Jesus in you.
- In your walk
- In your talk
- The way live
- The way you give
Matthew 5:16 (KJV 1900)
16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
The believer does not have inherent light; rather we have reflective light. As we behold the glory of the Lord, we reflect it.
Therefore, we need to make sure that nothing comes between us and the Lord’s light (see 2 Cor. 3:18; Phil. 2:14–16).
As believers behold the glory of God in the Word of God, the Spirit of God transforms them into the likeness of Jesus Christ. This is a description of the gradual process of sanctification.
Do everything without complaining and arguing, 15 so that no one can criticize you.