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. 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.” – Ruth 1:16-17.

Even the world expects loyalty. Rick Bronson who was a driver at a Coca-Cola bottling plant in Southern California was dismissed from his employment for drinking a Pepsi. Although, the Teamsters Local 848 says Bronson was fired for being a union activist. However, most would agree if you are selling one product it would be bad advertisement and a lack of loyalty to use a competing product.

Ruth presents us with a true example of loyalty. She not only says what she will do, but then lives it out. The Dictionary defines a loyal person as one who is faithful to those persons, ideals, etc. that one is under obligation to defend, support, or be loyal to. It defines loyalty as the quality, state, or instance of being loyal; faithfulness or faithful adherence to a person, government, cause, duty, and etc.

If the world expects loyalty and faithfulness, how much more should God expect loyalty and faithfulness from those who follow Him? Would God describe you as being a loyal follower? Or would God describe you as someone who is disloyal by your actions of supporting the enemies of God?

Loyalty. Ruth made a statement of loyalty and lived out her life by that statement. She meant what she said and lived like she meant it. How about you?

(Ruth gives us a true example of loyalty.)

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