Summary: A story of lost hope, expectation and security for a season.
Don’t Lose Your Connection Pt. 2
Ruth 1: 6-17
Vs. 6 Heard = is to be seeking to hear THAT answer – not listening
faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
Faith - produces hearing – Hearing - Produces Order – Order - Produces Obedience
Visited his People – Hearing there cry and seen their affliction again answers there
His People shows the: 1) Care 2) Support 3) Provision of God
1) Tragedy – Loss births
2 Cor 10:5
5 Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;
Vs. 7 Timing is imperative
Come from where you were to get to where you have to be
Never stay in a place that can’t:
Vs. 8 Naomi displays influence over Orpah and Ruth
Vs. 11Can’t give birth to anything because life has cause you to believe that your womb has been shut up and the likelihood of pregnancy is 0-None.
Too Old – Life has brought your hope, dreams and expectations to a conclusion
1 Samuel speaks of Hannah and her inability to conceive:
13 Now Hannah, she spake in her heart; only her lips moved, but her voice was not heard: therefore Eli thought she had been drunken.
14 And Eli said unto her, How long wilt thou be drunken? put away thy wine from thee.
15 And Hannah answered and said, No, my lord, I am a woman of a sorrowful spirit: I have drunk neither wine nor strong drink, but have poured out my soul before the Lord.
16 Count not thine handmaid for a daughter of Belial: for out of the abundance of my complaint and grief have I spoken hitherto.
17 Then Eli answered and said, Go in peace: and the God of Israel grant thee thy petition that thou hast asked of him.
18 And she said, Let thine handmaid find grace in thy sight. So the woman went her way, and did eat, and her countenance was no more sad.
19 And they rose up in the morning early, and worshipped before the Lord, and returned, and came to their house to Ramah: and Elkanah knew Hannah his wife; and the Lord remembered her.
20 Wherefore it came to pass, when the time was come about after Hannah had conceived, that she bare a son, and called his name Samuel, saying, Because I have asked him of the Lord.
Vs. 14 Ruth clung to her – Connected to Covering for Blessing, Birthing and Protection.
1) The woman with the issue of blood (Blessing)
2) Jacob wrestling – I won’t let go until you bless me (Birthing)
3) Joseph in prison – Waiting Patiently “Remember Me”
4) Thief on the Cross – Remember Me (Protection)