25 Apr 2021 Sunday Morning Service

Bible
Ruth 1:11-18
Luke 9:57-62

Ruth
1:11 But Naomi said, “Return home, my daughters. Why would you come with me? Am I going to have any more sons, who could become your husbands?
1:12 Return home, my daughters; I am too old to have another husband. Even if I thought there was still hope for me–even if I had a husband tonight and then gave birth to sons–
1:13 would you wait until they grew up? Would you remain unmarried for them? No, my daughters. It is more bitter for me than for you, because the LORD’S hand has gone out against me!”
1:14 At this they wept again. Then Orpah kissed her mother-in-law good-by, but Ruth clung to her.
1:15 “Look,” said Naomi, “your sister-in-law is going back to her people and her gods. Go back with her.”
1:16 But Ruth replied, “Don’t urge me to leave you or to turn back from you. Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God.
1:17 Where you die I will die, and there I will be buried. May the LORD deal with me, be it ever so severely, if anything but death separates you and me.”
1:18 When Naomi realized that Ruth was determined to go with her, she stopped urging her.

Luke
9:57 As they were walking along the road, a man said to him, “I will follow you wherever you go.”
9:58 Jesus replied, “Foxes have holes and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head.”
9:59 He said to another man, “Follow me.” But the man replied, “Lord, first let me go and bury my father.”
9:60 Jesus said to him, “Let the dead bury their own dead, but you go and proclaim the kingdom of God.”
9:61 Still another said, “I will follow you, Lord; but first let me go back and say good-by to my family.”
9:62 Jesus replied, “No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for service in the kingdom of God.”