By Rev. Dean Beaty   4/10/08

Naomi lived in a foreign land and was not satisfied.
She and Ruth were very sad.  Their husbands both had died.
Ruth had married Naomi’s son and Moab was Ruth’s home.
But where Naomi chose to live, Ruth would also roam.

“Wherever you go, I will go.  Where you lodge I’ll lodge too.”
“Your people will be my people too.”  “I’ll worship the God that’s true.”
And so they moved to Bethlehem, “the house of bread and praise.”
Obeying God and living right ends up the way that pays.

Ruth went to glean within the field of Boaz, a wealth man.
He fell in love with Ruth that day and marriage was his plan.
But there was one, a nearer kin, and this man had first choice.
He was married and that was that.  It gave cause to rejoice.

God worked it out for both of them, for they obeyed the Lord.
For God had planned years in advance.  His throne would be restored.
Ruth was the grandmother of Jesse and Jesse’s youngest son,
Fought Goliath with a sling and the Lord the victory won.

Ruth’s great grandson was David and though his life was flawed.
He loved the Lord and led Israel to worship the living God.
You never know how things will work.  God always has a plan.
He had a purpose all along.  This is true for every man.