Interesting evangelism technique

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Interesting evangelism technique

May 12, 2024 Ruth Pastor Dan Wagner 0


  • Elimelech carries responsibility for leaving Bethlehem. Mahlon or Chilion carries responsibility for remaining in Moab. Naomi carries responsibility now for her actions as a widow—she chooses to go back.
  • As a general statement, two widows of Moabite origin are unlikely to find an open welcome among the Israelites—even though legally and practically they are “of Judah” now. ¿Do believers in the Lord Jesus Christ today openly welcome “raw pagans” into worship services? ¿Are we gracious to overlook the raw abrasiveness of those who are brand-new to the faith?
  • Naomi’s understanding of the past ten years makes sense to her, even though it is not accurate. Just like Naomi, we need a far better understanding of the LORD, His will, His nature, His character, and His methods—and that comes through studying His Word!
  • Conclusion: Since the Lord is the Sovereign of the universe, this “interesting evangelism technique” cannot deter a non-believer from being drawn to the LORD. Surely, it is not to be a believer’s “go-to” method of communicating forgiveness of sins in the Gospel. However, God does not call us to be successful—He calls us to be faithful!

Bible Text

(6) Then she arose with her daughters-in-law that she might return from the land of Moab, for she had heard in the land of Moab that the LORD had visited His people in giving them food. (7) So she departed from the place where she was, and her two daughters-in-law with her; and they went on the way to return to the land of Judah. (8) And Naomi said to her two daughters-in-law, “Go, return each of you to her mother’s house. May the LORD deal kindly with you as you have dealt with the dead and with me. (9) May the LORD grant that you may find rest, each in the house of her husband.” Then she kissed them, and they lifted up their voices and wept. (10) And they said to her, “No, but we will surely return with you to your people.” (11) But Naomi said, “Return, my daughters. Why should you go with me? Have I yet sons in my womb, that they may be your husbands? (12) Return, my daughters! Go, for I am too old to have a husband. If I said I have hope, if I should even have a husband tonight and also bear sons, (13) would you therefore wait until they were grown? Would you therefore refrain from marrying? No, my daughters; for it is harder for me than for you, for the hand of the LORD has gone forth against me.”

-Ruth 1:6-13 (NASB)