Ruth 1:7 “Wherefore she went forth out of the place where she was, and her two daughters in law with her; and they went on the way to return unto the land of Judah.”

Ruth 1:15 “And she said Behold, thy sister in law is gone back unto her people, and unto her gods: return thou after thy sister in law.”

…From yesterday…

Orpah was satisfied staying with her fellow Moabites and remain accursed! She was also ready to stick with her known gods, even though they can’t speak nor deliver her.

Ruth on the other hand conquered this fear and the next set of people she met in Judah put her in the direct lineage of Jesus. She left her gods and met the God of gods; Lord of lords. The Master of the universe, the All-Powerful One!

Ruth like Orpah must have heard about the God of Israel and decided to give Him a trial. She was ready to overcome her fears of the unknown future and risk everything she holds dear.

In the Bible we got to know that Ruth eventually became the great grandmother of King David, the progenitor of our Lord Jesus Christ but one interesting thing I read in history and in the Talmud (central text of Rabbinic Judaism and Jewish theology) is that, as soon as Orpah departed from Naomi and Ruth, she met and married a soldier and they became the progenitor of Goliath!

If you stick with the known you’ll end up in misery. Life belong to risk takers. Don’t end your life without living it to the optimal best. If you don’t have the courage to leave the shore you’ll never discover other lands. Discovery is tied to risks.

Don’t let anything stop you. Other people’s opinion and discouraging words, anxiety, fear of the unknown shouldn’t be reasons why you should stop. If they didn’t stop Ruth, they shouldn’t stop you.

Beloved, you may never know what you’re missing if you don’t conquer your fear of the unknown. There are better things, days, places and people ahead, go meet them!

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