14 At this they wept aloud again. Then Orpah kissed her mother-in-law goodbye, but Ruth clung to her.15 “Look,” said Naomi, “your sister-in-law is going back to her people and her gods. Go back with her.”
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.” 18 When Naomi realized that Ruth was determined to go with her, she stopped urging her.
- Do you think Naomi was relieved to have Ruth with her?
- Why is it nice to have someone committed to you when you are going through a difficult time?
- Does Ruth follow through on her commitment?
- How does God honor Ruth’s commitment to Naomi?
- What can you commit to today that will further the cause of Christ?
- How did Naomi love Ruth well?
- Do you think Naomi’s love allowed Ruth to discover joy?
- Do you think their relationship brought Naomi joy?