Replied: “Do not deny me leave you or turn back from you, because wherever you go, I will go, and wherever you live, I will live. thy people shall be my people and your God my God.” Ruth 1:16.
Ruth the Moabite, appears in the biblical record as part of the genealogical tree of Jesus. In Ruth’s life We found no nothing wrong. But its origin was shameful was descended from the family of Moab. Who was Moab? We travel for a moment to Sodom and Gomorrah. These cities will be destroyed and unrepentant as divine counsel. Lot, his wife and two daughters to flee to the mountains. The Bible says,
along the way, Lot’s wife turns to face the city and is transformed into a pillar of salt. Lot’s daughters and hide in a cave. As the fire of God comes upon Sodom and Gomorrah, happens one chapter of the humanity shameful. Lot’s daughters, thinking that all men in the world have died and will not have offspring, drunken father and commit incest with him. The fruit of this illicit relationship is Moab, which later gives rise to the Moabites, a pagan and idolatrous nation.
Ruth was the typical woman ashamed of her origin. That, no doubt, had left marks on his life. Had traumas and complexes which could not free. But one day she was hit by the everlasting gospel and had to make a decision that would define the course of his life. On one side was the land of Moab, with its traditions, its idolatry and promise city. On the other, a strange land where God wanted to take. Everything new always causes fear, but she felt God’s voice calling her, and obeyed. Naomi looked at her mother and said: “Your people will be my people and your God my God.”
Never regretted the decision to take. That day ended the shame of their origin. Never again was haunted by the trauma of incestuous origin of their ancestors. Later she married Boaz and today, when we review the family tree of Jesus, we find his name among the ancestors.
What is your source? Does it bother you at all? Did you ever feel ashamed of where you were born or the father who gave you life? Go to Jesus. You will continue with the same name, with the same origin, but nothing will disturb you, because when Jesus comes to the life of a person, brings freedom.