Ruth 1:15–18 – "Blessing Our Relationships" – Kerry Kaino
1. To understand the context of verses 15-18, read all of chapter 1. Put yourself in the place of Naomi, Orpah and Ruth … one at a time. What might have been some of your feelings? Your fears? Your anxieties? Your hopes? Who do you most identify with?
2. What does Ruth’s declaration in verses 16-17 say about her? What do you think might have made Ruth so determined (verse 18)?
3. What challenges are given to us in these verses regarding our willingness to follow God’s call to love and to serve?
4. What is God saying to you through these verses?