Blake Allen

Dunbar Cave Campus Pastor 

Ruth 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.'”

Kindness. This trait has been lost on the world. Our world has lost the art of extending kindness. One of the many reasons why is because extending kindness sometimes requires sacrifice. Especially when it costs you something (time, devotion, laying down pride or the flesh, etc.) After Namoi lost her husband and two sons Ruth, her daughter-in-law,  decided to devote her life to serving and living with her mother-in-law during this difficult time. She left her home country to journey to Bethlehem with her. Her life was not the priority. Love, kindness, and devotion was her priority. She gave up her life to minister to Namoi–this is what Jesus did also. Because of this display of kindness that required sacrifice, God honored Ruth. He gave her Boaz as a husband by whom she bears a son, Obed, who becomes the grandfather of David and the ancestor of Jesus. Even if kindness requires sacrifice, we should always extend it. God uses kindness as a part of His sovereign plan to reveal himself to others and bless His people in the process. No matter the cost, extend kindness everywhere you go to all you encounter.