Day 13 – Loyalty
But Ruth said, “Do not urge me to leave you or turn back from following you; for where 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, I will die, and there I will be buried. Thus may the Lord do to me, and worse, if anything but death parts you and me.”
Ruth 1:16-17 NASB
The story of Ruth is one of my all time favorites in the Bible. Ruth not only made a commitment to her husband, but she also made a commitment to his mother, Naomi. When her husband died and Naomi urged her to go back to her family, she refused, vowing to stay with her until death.
When you make a commitment, in what way or how do you keep your word? Would your spouse, friends or employer consider you a loyal person? Today, as you spend time with God, ask Him to reveal any issues you may have with loyalty. Ask Him to show you what you need to do to be a person of your word.
Thank God for the quiet moments to spend in His Presence. Thank God for the people in your life who show loyalty to you.
Ask God to remove distractions so you may focus your heart and mind on Him. Jot down notes on your notepad of things that need to be done later.
God’s Revelation through His Word
Are there spiritual lessons, truths or principles that you can learn? What attributes of loyalty does Ruth display? Are any of these attributes displayed in your life? Are you a person who would be described as loyal? What changes is God asking you to make in order to be more loyal?
Pray God’s Words back to Him, making it personally applicable to you. Talk with God about the changes He is asking you to make. Lay them at the foot of The Cross.
In His Calm,
This series At The Cross is part of the Write 31 Days series. Write 31 Days is an online writing challenge hosted by Crystal Stine where bloggers pick one topic and write a post on that topic every day in October. Click here to see all the posts in the series At The Cross.