To Desire A Generation

When I read the Book of Ruth I always become deeply and emotionally involved with the writings. Here a story is told that may not take hold in some people’s hearts or even notch their interest. The enormous truth in this book details how important it is to keep the generational lines in an exact order so family lineage will generate exact destiny. This widowed wife, Ruth, could have lost all, even her destiny, if she had made a choice to go from Naomi and not cling to her. The clinging to her caused her destiny to be engraved in all human history. I cannot stress how important it is to promote passing on what is important to each generation. Of course the most vital lessons of life and decisions made should concur with what the Lord has designed for all humanity. Yes, I feel that taking the right generational path will bring spiritual results that cannot be weighed in balances here on this earth. As we read earlier in the blog entitled: Generational Promises – In The Passageway Of Faith, how important it was for Isaac to live and become the father of Jacob. 20 By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau concerning things to come. 21 By faith Jacob, when he was dying, blessed each of the sons of Joseph, and worshiped, leaning on the top of his staff. 22 By faith Joseph, when he was dying, made mention of the departure of the children of Israel, and gave instructions concerning his bones. (Hebrews 11:20-22) The immeasurable truth that is stated in these verses on how Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau on things to come speaks volumes of generational blessings. Then Jacob blessing the sons of Joseph continues in the outpouring of these generational permissions of grace. Now, generations later, Ruth comes into the picture of designed humanity at one of the most incredible and pinpointed times in history. The lineage of the promised Savior is at a critical generational position. Ruth makes the decision to go after her mother-in-law, Naomi, with passion and determination.  16 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.17 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.”18 When she saw that she was determined to go with her, she stopped speaking to her. (Ruth 1:16-18) These passages in the story of Ruth contain the truth that stirs me deeply with emotion and great joy. Ruth would not let go of what she knew somehow was right for herself. She had attached herself to the generational approach that would continue the lineage of the promised Savior. “Your God, My God” reaches into history and also looks far down the road of life for the future of God’s promises. His protection and His goodness far out reaches anything that man can give. What did not make sense to Naomi made sense to Ruth. Naomi was so distraught that she changed her name to Mara. She felt that God had brought her back home empty, meaning she had nothing to offer. She also felt that she had been afflicted and had been dealt with poorly by the Lord. The Lord’s plan, on the other hand, was to bring Ruth into the picture of generational attachment, which would produce and continue this line of generations that would bring forth Jesus Christ. The Lord looks down the road of our lives and plans for us the good blessings that we will keep dear to our hearts if we will obey Him. Our approach to life does not just center on our particular need but the needs of generations that we mentor and instruct to be upcoming leaders. The teaching that we can give about the Lord and His goodness to those whom we come in contact with will keep society knowledgeable of Him in generations to come. We should always take into deep consideration what we say and whom we decide to befriend in life. More to come… Remember prayer moves the Hand of God.

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