Ruth the Moabitess

“And Ruth said, Intreat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee: for whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge: thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God:
Where thou diest, will I die, and there will I be buried: the Lord do so to me, and more also, if ought but death part thee and me.”(Ruth 1:16&17)

This is one of my all time favorite scriptures in the entirety of the Bible. This is one of the greatest statements of faith ever spoken by a human being, and a woman of Moab, a gentile, at that, but this woman who was a stranger in Israel would become the great grandmother of David, and therefore would be in the ancestry of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

This statement made by Ruth, while directed toward her mother-in-law, Naomi, should be our constant petition to our Lord and Savior.

O, Lord, Entreat me not to leave you, or to return from following after you: for whither you go, I will go; and where you lodge, I will lodge: your people shall be my people, and your God my God: Where you die, will I die, and there will I be buried: the Lord do so to me, and more also, if ought but death part you and me.

The verbiage and pronoun use is preserved in its original format in the above quote, taken from the King James Version, but reformatted in the prayer given to make it easier to read.

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