Ok…yesterday was week #3 of our "Choices" series through the book of Ruth. We are studying the 5 MAJOR choices that God desires every single one of us to make.
This was week #2 on "Choosing to Follow" from Ruth 2:19-3:6.
Some thoughts from Sunday…
- A Tough Topic
— We touched base on one of the more touchy subjects for 21st Century
Americans…the choice to follow. It's hard enough to follow a perfect
God & Bible…but to follow imperfect humans (as long as they're just doing stupid things…not something unethical) is a WHOLE other level of our calling!
- The Basis of Christianity — It amazed me how much "following" was built into the core of following Christ. Check out these refs:
- Jesus' Blended Family — I LOVE the fact that Jesus was able to follow his wholly flawed mom & step-dad, even though he KNEW that he was smarter than them, better than them, & always had the right answers! (Luke 2:51-52)
- Pick Good, Bro! — Someone mentioned to me that the "law of the kinsman-redeemer" from Deuteronomy 25:5-10 would lead men to say to their relatives, "Pick a good one, Bro!" AND it would lead women to warn their relatives , "Pick some good relatives, Sis!" 🙂
Next week, we take on the "Choice to Risk" from Ruth 3:7-18. When do you step on that ledge for God (or out of the boat)?