Wednesday, November 25, 2009

WEDNESDAY WEEKLY WORD ... thru thick and thin

Hollywood likes to depict love stories in such a way that shows that young adults, well mostly young male adults, have a great fear of committment. Lack of committment is not something that we only see in relationships, but often times we see a lack of committment at the workplaces. Sticking with a job for a "lifetime" is a rarity today. As soon as one finds a better and more rewarding job, we tend to move on. Isn't that sometimes the same attitude people have when it comes to relationships.

People yearn for relationships that will take them thru thick and thin. You know the kind that shows that someone will stick by you no matter what!

LOYALTY ... the ingredient needed for surviving thru thick and thin.

The story of Ruth and her relationship with her mother-in-law, Naomi, is a beautiful story depicting what loyalty is.

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 by my people and your God my God. (17) Where you die I will die, and there I will be buried."

So many times, we look at our relationships as "what's in it for me?" Marriages fail because they no longer seem "fullfilling" and at the same time we leave jobs because "our needs are not met". The lesson about loyalty that Ruth teaches us is that the value of relationships will take us far beyond "self-interest".

The saying "We will stick together thru thick and thin" needs to be revamped and preserved. Jesus tells us that He will never leave us nor forsake us. What an awesome example of loyalty shown to us thru His committment and love towards mankind.

Thru thick and thin ... stay committed and be a loyal friend, relative and servant.

WEDNESDAY WEEKLY WORD is a weekly post where I share my heart about a recent personal study. This week I was studying Ruth and doing a word study on Loyalty. It is my prayer that I will show myself loyal and be all I can be for Christ thru "thick and thin." -God Bless


Debbie said...

This was good and of course so true. Relationships today are over so fast and marriages desolve at the drop of a hat. I have seen a couple of marriages end recently and they had not even been married 2 years, either one of them! How tragic is that? You have barely begun the process of learning and growing with another in that amount of time, but they have already ended it. Both of these marriages had their reasons as "there is just nothing there anymore" How sad...Thank God we have such a loyal friend in the Lord who will stick with us through thick and thin, the ups and downs of life and our weak human frailities.

Denise said...

Such a nice post.