And Ruth said, Entreat me not to leave you, or to return from following after you: for where you go, I will go; and where you lodge…
I. THE CIRCUMSTANCES OF HER DECISION.
II. THE EXTENT OF HER DECISION. It comprehends the sum of all her actions, and reaches to the utmost limit of her existence. Profession without principle is nothing.
III. THE FELICITY OF HER DECISION. There is no substantial happiness apart from real religion. Application:
1. Are we Christians? Then we have each a soul to save — a God to serve.
2. Are we yet undecided? Ruth is our pattern.
3. Are we indifferent? Then we resemble Orpah, Ruth's sister-in-law.
(F. Ellaby, B. A.)
Parallel VersesKJV: And Ruth said, Intreat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee: for whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge: thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God:
WEB: Ruth said, "Don't entreat me to leave you, and to return from following after you, for where you go, I will go; and where you lodge, I will lodge; your people shall be my people, and your God my God;