Why I chose the profile name: seeking4Ruth.... I have always loved
the story of Ruth and Boaz. How God supernaturally and by His
divine hand articulated every move in their lives to bring their
lives together according to His sovereign will... How Ruth chose to
follow her heart and seek the Kingdom of God and not return to Moab
(a type of Satan's cosmic system) as her sister in law Orpah did...
Here is the picture that is so prevalent today as we literally see
many believers fall to apostasy and ruin.
2 Thessalonians 2:3 Let no one deceive you by any means; for that
Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man
of sin is revealed, the son of perdition,
Orpah had become a believer, but instead of pressing on to
maturity, she turned back to the world and to her old ways. To
return to Moab meant to return to slavery to Satan's cosmic system.
In Moab, the people worshipped the gods - primarily Chemosh (Nu.
21:29; Judg. 11:24; 1 Ki. 11:33; 2 Ki 23:13; Jer. 48:7, 13, 46),
whose worship was similar to Baal,and Molech and included burning
children as sacrifices. (same as abortion today).. During the
wilderness wanderings the gods of Moab had been responsible for the
worst plagues and judgment on Israel (Num. 22-25). The gods of
idolatry always take two forms as did the Moabite gods: The gods of
war and the gods of love. Thus, returning to Moab meant returning
to an evil nation. The nation of Moab came from the incest between
Lot and his elder daughter (Genesis 19:30-38). The return to Moab
is a symbol of reversionism (turning back from the Plan of God to
follow a worldly alternative)...
Ruth, however, refused to turn back. As a believer in
Jehovah-Elohim, she refused to stay in Moab, a symbol of the world,
but chose, instead, to go with Naomi to the Promised Land. Ruth
took a solemn oath of dedication to Naomi, the Jews, and God.
Ruth 1:16 But Ruth said, “Do not urge me to leave you or turn back
from following you; for where you go, I will go, and where you
lodge, I will lodge. Your people shall be my people, and your God,
my God. “Where you die, I will die, and there I will be buried.
Thus may the Lord do to me, and worse, if anything but death parts
you and me.”
And finally: I know what I want... I want a good woman who will
inspire, affirm and support me... Who will love me... And I in
return will do the same for her.... I will love her with all that I
am and all that I have... J.R.G...