Orpah

Something About Ruth, Part 3of3, Evans Olang

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Ruth 1:1-22, “Then they lifted up their voices and wept again; and Orpah kissed her mother-in-law, but Ruth clung to her”

Sometime back my pastor talked about making Godly decisions. Decisions that will not only affect you today but for many days, months and even years to come. We have talked about the same with the life of Ruth and Naomi making decisions to change locations when there appeared to be no light at the end of the tunnel. Read the rest of this entry »

Something About Ruth, Part 2of3, Evans Olang

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Ruth 1:1-22, “Then they lifted up their voices and wept again; and Orpah kissed her mother-in-law, but Ruth clung to her”

One woman decided to go back to her people but had to a face head on a problem, she had two friends who had been related to her by marriage at one point. With the death of her sons, there was actually nothing in the family line to tie them together apart from the bond of friendship they developed over the years. Read the rest of this entry »

Something About Ruth, Part 1of3, Evans Olang

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Ruth 1:1-22, “Then they lifted up their voices and wept again; and Orpah kissed her mother-in-law, but Ruth clung to her”

When I talk about the goodness of the Lord and His work, I am reminded of the book of Ruth. If you carefully read this book, you will see how God skillfully patterns two women’s lives by causing them to go through different stages of life with an aim to bring them to a level where they can truly understand who God is. Through one of the women we will talk about, her lineage became the line by which David came and through that line Christ comes to us. When God begins to do something in a life, He will not only look at the present but more so the future. He is making something that will last for a long time. Read the rest of this entry »

At Crossroad 1of3: Orpah At Crossroad, Evans Olang

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Ruth 1:14, vs. 14, “Then they lifted up their voices and wept again; and Orpah kissed her mother-in-law, but Ruth clung to her”

In the next three devotions, I will share specifically three areas in our journey we may have to deal with. If not all, I will share the journeys of these three women; Orpah, Naomi and Ruth. The crossroad is the redefining place for commitment that leads to destiny. Today we share on Orpah but first beginning with the story that brought these three women together. Read the rest of this entry »

At Crossroad 2of3: Naomi At Crossroad, Evans Olang

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Ruth 1:11-13, “11 But Naomi said, “Turn back, my daughters; why will you go with me? Are there still sons in my womb, that they may be your husbands? 12 Turn back, my daughters, go—for I am too old to have a husband. If I should say I have hope, if I should have a husband tonight and should also bear sons, 13 would you wait for them till they were grown? Would you restrain yourselves from having husbands? No, my daughters; for it grieves me very much for your sakes that the hand of the LORD has gone out against me!”

Naomi represents in my judgment wounded believers due to one or more tragedies and struggles in life wondering where is God in all these. As you read the story of Naomi, you come to learn that she was caught in between where she came from which reminded her of famine and where she was which reminded her of the loss of her husband and two sons. Read the rest of this entry »

At Crossroad 3of3: Ruth At Crossroad, Evans Olang

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Ruth 1:15-17, “15 And she said, “Look, your sister-in-law has gone back to her people and to her gods; return after your sister-in-law.” 16 But Ruth said: “ Entreat me not to leave you, Or to turn back from following after you; For wherever you go, I will go; And wherever you lodge, I will lodge; Your people shall be my people, And your God, my God. 17 Where you die, I will die, And there will I be buried. The LORD do so to me, and more also, If anything but death parts you and me.”

I find Ruth to represent a new believer or a believer who has been awakened to God’s call. Ruth was in no better situation to that of Naomi and Orpah, however, we see a different spirit in her. Read the rest of this entry »