Where can you find such unconditional dedication like that of Ruth to her mother in law.
She was even prepared to die with Naomi and swore in the name of the Lord.
That is pretty serious and Naomi has no choice but let her come with her.
But what a tragedy for Naomi losing her husband and 2 sons. May the Lord have mercy.
The misfortune and bitter of loss made Naomi changed her name to Mara (Bitter water).
Ruth persistence paid off and later married Boaz. The Lord way is mysterious.
But how many men or women of God have such dedication or respect towards their in-laws or reposed spouse .
Most will be like Orpah who stayed briefly for dust to settle and move on as life is too short.
We never heard of Orpah again but note that history not only remember Ruth.
The union with Boaz led to Obed, the father of Jesse and grandfather to David…the ancestor of Christ!
Reference Ruth 1:1-22