Prayer: Faithful God thank you for family and friends. Thank you for people who respect and honor each other. Help us be obedient to your will as Ruth was obedient to Naomi. May all our relationships be ones that glorify you. Amen.
Reading: Ruth 3:1-5, 4:13-17 (Click to read text)
Stop and GROW: After reading the text, discuss/ponder the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America's Book of Faith questions, which are part of Camp Mount Luther's GROW Time with campers.
QUESTION 1: What scares, confuses, challenges, or doesn’t make sense to me in this text?
QUESTION 2: What delights me in this text or is my favorite part of the story?
QUESTION 3: What stories or memories does this text stir in me?
QUESTION 4: What is God up to in this text?
Reflection: A while back I was in a musical of RUTH. One of my favorite songs was “Where You Go I will Go”. It was a solo for Ruth who was singing to Naomi. It was based on the verse Ruth 1:16 – Where you go, I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God. I love the dedication, love, and respect Ruth had for her mother-in-law. It all is still apparent in the text for today’s devotion. Ruth is still with Naomi and they are each watching out for each other. The outcome is the best for both. Both are cared for and their relationship is made even stronger. To have a relationship like that is a true blessing from God.
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