Be Committed (Ruth & Esther) (Be Series)
When You Are Tempted to Compromise or Quit... Think of Ruth and Esther, two Old Testament heroines of the faith. Singled out as the only women to have Bible books named after them, Ruth and Esther lived in very...
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When You Are Tempted to Compromise or Quit...
Think of Ruth and Esther, two Old Testament heroines of the faith. Singled out as the only women to have Bible books named after them, Ruth and Esther lived in very different worlds, one a poor peasant and the other a powerful queen. Yet both dared to do the right thing when confronted with the easy way out, and God rewarded them for their courage and commitment.
As you study the Books of Ruth and Esther, you will appreciate anew the tough choices of faith these women made, and you will be encouraged to do the same as you rely on the God: who accomplishes His purposes through people who trust Him.
This popular study highlights the need to be committed to God even when circumstances seem most bleak. The books of Ruth and Esther, the only two books of the Bible to be entirely devoted to female characters, tell the stories of two very different women who shared an unshakable confidence in God.
One was a foreigner and a peasant. The other, a reluctant queen to a man she hardly knew. But their stories have one thing in common: A remarkable faith committed to doing God's will.
For both Ruth and Esther, God used stressful circumstances to bring about his eternal purposes. Ruth's commitment to the God of Naomi affected every generation to come, as she became an ancestor of King David and more importantly, Jesus Christ. Esther's obedience led to the preservation of her people at a moment in history when all seemed lost.
The stories of Ruth and Esther will make you contemplate: Would I trust God enough to do what they did? Go chapter by chapter through the books of Ruth and Esther to see how the lives of these two remarkable women epitomize the type of faith that glorifies God.
As you read, ask yourself: How does God want to use my faithful commitment? Will he use your life to affect the generations to come, or will he use your life to impact the current generation? Either way, author Warren Wiersbe helps you to be prepared and be committed to God's will no matter what the cost.
Warren W. Wiersbe is a pastor, author, and editor of more than one hundred books, including 50 People Every Christian Should Know; The Dynamics of Preaching, and Through the Year with Warren W. Wiersbe, along with the highly popular BE. Today his primary ministry is serving others through writing, teaching, and speaking at conferences.