Naomi made a “move” to leave Israel and left for Moab Good move? Bad move? When we move, God moves…
The story of bitterness usually flows like this: 1. The Development of Bitterness i) Allowing Hurts to Endure – 1:13c, 20 ii) Blaming Others – 1:13c iii) Changing the Story to Justify – 1:21 ( Forgive for Good, Dr. Luskin, 2002)
Are you letting angry/bitter thoughts circle your mind without landing? How long have they been circling? Time for a landing.
How? FORGIVE genuinely! Many of us keep unreliable tenants in our brain and we let them use the most prominent space – living room, master bedroom.
2. “As it turned out; Just then” Ruth 2:1-7, 17-20
3. Be Grateful 2:17-18 How little would it take for you to be grateful? 22 liters… Naomi started to trust in God…2:20
The Genealogy of David 18 This, then, is the family line of Perez: Perez was the father of Hezron, 19 Hezron the father of Ram, Ram the father of Amminadab, 20 Amminadab the father of Nahshon, Nahshon the father of Salmon, [a]a 21 Salmon the father of Boaz,
Boaz the father of Obed, 22 Obed the father of Jesse, and Jesse the father of David.
1. The Development of Bitterness 2. “As it turned out; Just then” 3. Be Grateful
Both Boaz and Ruth became the great grandparents of David, King of Israel. Ruth was a Moabite, a foreigner… Time to land!