Ruth 1: 1-5
One of the most important questions you can ask yourself is this: Where am I in my life?
You get into trouble when you do not know where you.
If you can answer this question it will lead you to become all that you can become.
I’m in a tough time and a tough place.
v1 In the days when the judges ruled there was a famine in the land”
During this time life was tough. There was no king.
Judges 17:6 “In those days there was no king in Israel. People did whatever they felt like doing.”
This is Israel in one of its toughest times in history.
We are living in these times today. There are many living in unbelief and disobedience they do not walk with God. We live in a world without a king and lawlessness abounds.
Bethlehem means House of Bread. It was here that the famine would have been felt the most. In the Old Testament, famine was often the evidence of God’s discipline. During the time of the judges Israel repeatedly turned away from God and God had to discipline them to cause them to return to Him. The righteous had to suffer along with the unrighteous, even in the House of Bread, even in Bethlehem.
But in the days when the judges ruled comes one of the most beautiful love stories ever told.
You may be in a tough time, you may be in a tough place, but because you know Jesus as Saviour and Lord no matter how tough the times may be, you are part of a beautiful love story.
Something beautiful will come from this time and place that you have found yourself to be in.