Ruth 1:6-18 – WOMEN AT THE CROSSROADS
A “crossroads” is when a person needs to make an important decision that will affect the rest of their lives. Three women, a mother in-law and two daughters in-law reached a crossroads at the same time.
INTRODUCTION – Explain Naomi’s story Vss. 1-5
NAOMI WAS REALISTICALLY DESCRIPTIVE – Vss. 6-13
Naomi decided to return home. It was time to be back in the Promised Land. Upon deciding to go home, her daughters in-law decided that they would follow her. Naomi was honest about her state and the probable future for the daughters in-law if they followed her.
ORPAH WAS READILY DETERRED – Vss. 13-14
RUTH WAS REALLY DETERMINED – Vss. 14-18