Kirribilli Neutral Bay

Returning: Bitter or Sweet?

Redeeming Ruth
5 September 2010
Mark Smith
Ruth 1

Ever felt like you’ve missed out?  We’ve all experienced the emptiness of disappointment.  But when it hits, how do you deal with it?  Are you driven back to God or left scarred & distant?

The book of Ruth reveals a family dealt a hand of emptiness.  Famine, destitution & unbelief leave Naomi empty.  & in the midst of these layers of emptiness, we see the extreme responses to emptiness.  Ruth challenges us to find the fullness of wholeheartedly returning to God.  Naomi warns us of the danger of lingering bitterness.