Wherever You Dwell

28 Apr

Wherever You Dwell…

In the Book of Ruth, Naomi, the Jewish mother-in-law, tries to convince her Gentile daughters-in-law, Orpah and Ruth, to leave her as she returns to her homeland, Israel.

Orpah agrees, but Ruth still refuses. Finally, Naomi gave up and let Ruth come along. She saw that Ruth was amats. Amats in Hebrew means steadfast, stubborn, courageous, fortified and hardened.

You say, “it’s not good to be stubborn and hardened.” Not quite. It’s not good to be stubborn in sin and hardened to God. It’s very good to be stubborn in love and hardened for righteousness.

It’s not enough to follow God… we must be amats in our following. Like Ruth, amats must chacterize our walk. We need to be stubborn in our faith, steadfast in our love, hardened in our commitment, fortified in our hope. Ruth was stubborn and refused to be discouraged.

So Naomi gave up and let her come. And, when the enemy sees that you also are amats, he too will give up. Be steadfast in faith, unwavering in hope, and stubborn in love.

Be an amats believer, and nothing on earth will keep you from all the blessings God has in store.

 But Ruth replied, “Don’t urge me to leave you or to turn back from you. Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God. Ruth 1:16

Today, make a commitment of devotion to the Lord – In one way or another to say: “I will not turn back from following You. Where You lead me, I will go. Your people shall be my people.”

Walk daily with God at your side!

Love always,


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