The story of Ruth as recorded in the Holy Bible is indeed a lesson to every Christian woman, and despite losing her husband, she demonstrated godly traits that proved that she loved God and was rewarded for it. According to 1John 4:8&20, God is love and anyone who does not love the neighbour that he can see doesn't know God and can not love God, and as 1Corinthians 8:3 stated, God knows anyone that loves him, and Ruth was no exception to those who loved God and keep his commandments, and I want to share with you the five godly traits of Ruth that every Christian woman would emulate.
Here are five godly traits every Christian woman should learn from.
1. She denies herself. By denying herself the opportunity to go back to her people and her gods, and also see another man that could marry her, Ruth demonstrated her love for her Naomi. According to Matthew 16:24, anyone who wants to be a true disciple of Jesus should deny himself or herself, and without argument, 1John 5:20 reveals that Jesus is the true God. In other words, Ruth identified with the God of Israel.
3. She chooses to suffer affliction with Naomi. According to Hebrews 11:25, Moses choose to suffer affliction with God's people than to enjoy the pleasure of sin for a moment, and likewise esteemed the reproach of Christ to be a greater riches than the treasures of Egypt. In the same manner, Ruth choose to suffer affliction with Naomi (a child of God) rather than the pleasures available to her being free to marry another person since her husband (Naomi's son) had died. Knowing that Naomi had lost her husbands and two sons, and she is passing through a hard time, she didn't abandoned her mother-in-law but esteemed the reproach of Christ as a greater riches.
4. She humble herself under the mighty hand of God (1Peter 5:6). She humble herself by serving Naomi and chosen her people as her own people and her God, and according to Philippians 2:13, everyone should with lowliness of mind esteem each other better than themselves, and 1Corinthians 13:5 reveals that love does not seek her own. This means that Ruth humble himself and by love doesn't seek her own welfare but rather the welfare of Naomi.
5. She was determined. When asked by Naomi to go back to her people as Orpha had done, she refused but determined to go with Naomi, even declaring that she will die where Naomi dies.
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