Women from the Bible: Ruth, You Make Us Proud

Get to know Ruth, the original "Ride or Die" chick. Her story of loyalty and dedication to her faith inspires all women to keep it real.

Women from the Bible: Ruth, You Make Us Proud

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Get to know Ruth, the original "Ride or Die" chick. Her story of loyalty and dedication to her faith inspires all women to keep it real.

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Ruth is one of the most inspiring women in the Bible. In this episode of Men & Women From the Bible, Ruth’s biggest fan gushes about how much her loyalty, work-ethic and bravery can be of encouragement to us today.

Ruth, who was a Moabite woman, was once married to Mahlon, but left a widow after his death. Her mother-in-law, Naomi, was also widowed by her husband. After both her husband and two sons had died, Naomi decided to journey back to the land of Judah, having left many years earlier due to a famine.

As she planned to set out toward Judah, Naomi advised her to return back to her own mother’s home. Naomi asked that the Lord show her kindness and bless her in finding another man to marry.

But Ruth refused, willing to remain unmarried in order to support her mother-in-law who planned to journey alone. “Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay,” she told Naomi. “Your people will be my people and your God my God.” She saw that Naomi and the God of the Israelites was worth giving up everything for. And so she went with Naomi, journeying with her to Bethlehem.

In order to provide for Naomi, Ruth went to work in the fields of a man named Boaz, who she later found out was a close relative of Naomi’s. Dedicating herself in loyalty and care for Naomi, she found in Boaz a man of God who was willing to stand by his obligation as family member to ensure her well-being.

Ruth’s obedience and responsibility to Naomi—along with her bravery and boldness— opened an opportunity for Boaz to take a responsibility of the same kind, resulting in a covenant of marriage between she and Boaz, and establishing Ruth’s position in the lineage of King David and, ultimately, Jesus Christ. Not bad, Ruth, not bad.

Watch this video to see how her bravery and loyalty are truly inspirational enough to compel us to still fangirl about her thousands of years later.


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