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Above Rubies Daily Encouragement Blogs
Through the weekly and daily devotionals you can be constantly encouraged in your great role of parenting, the highest career in the nation. You can also stay updated on what's happening with the Above Rubies ministry.
Malachi 4:6: “And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers.” Scripturally speaking, the heart is the center of affections and feelings. It is the storehouse of love, loyalty, valued relationships, and all that we hold dear.
We say that people have “no heart” who are cold, withdrawn, and indifferent.
To have a heart of love and affection for children and family is a very godly, noble, and honorable thing. Man’s heart is the garden of the Lord. God has innately put into the hearts of fathers and mothers the instinct to love their children and to do what is best for them. To sacrifice for them, to provide, nurture and sustain them (emotionally, physically, and spiritually) to the best of their ability. There is something radically wrong with parent’s hearts when they are cold, unloving, and uncaring towards their own offspring.
To be continued.
Painting by Carol Marine
John 6:66-69: “From that time many of HIS DISCIPLES WENT BACK, AND WALKED NO MORE WITH HIM. Then said Jesus unto the twelve, Will ye also go away? Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? Thou hast the words of eternal life. And we believe and are sure that thou art that Christ, the Son of the living God.”
Ruth 1:14-17: “Orpah kissed her mother in law; but Ruth cleaved unto her. 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. And Ruth said, Intreat me not to leave 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: Where thou diest, will I die, and there will I buried: the LORD do so to me, and more also, if ought but death part thee and me.”
Orpah is the type of the apostate church who kiss Christ and yet go back to the gods of this world.
Ruth, through her declaration, becomes the type of the true church who become worthy to be married to the heavenly Kinsman Redeemer, Jesus Christ. These are the ones who are the true overcomers who “Follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth” (Revelation 14:4).
Through her 100 percent sell out to Naomi and consequently the God of Israel, Ruth, the Moabite Gentile woman becomes the great-grandmother of David, the greatest prophetic King of Israel, through whom the Messiah was prophesied to come and then came into this world. What a great reward for Ruth. Amazing.
Godly mothers are needed to build a godly nation.