BY: RAY PRINZING
“And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength.” (Mark 12:30)
There was a commitment which Ruth gave to her mother-in-law that becomes a previous parallel for our commitment to Christ. Ruth 1:16-17. “And Ruth said, Intreat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee’…”
“FOR WHITHER THOU GOEST I WILL GO.” “These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever He goeth. These were redeemed from among men, being the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb. And in their mouth was found no guile; for they are without fault before the throne of God.” (Rev. 14:4-5)
“AND WHERE THOU LODGEST, I WILL LODGE.” “Father, I will that they also, whom thou has given Me, be with Me where I am; that they may behold My glory, which Thou hast given Me.” (John 17:24) “Now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for He hath prepared for them a city.” (Heb. 11:16)
“THY PEOPLE SHALL BE MY PEOPLE.” “And they said unto Him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren without seek for Thee. And He answered them, saying, Who is my mother, or my brethren? And He looked round about on them which sat about Him, and said, Behold, my mother and my brethren! For whosoever shall do the will of God, the same is my brother, and my sister, and mother.” (Mark 3:32-35) “We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren.” (1 John 3:14)
“AND THY GOD MY GOD.” “Jesus saith unto her,- go to My brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto My father, and your Father; and to My God, and your God.” (John 20:17)
“WHERE THOU DIEST, WILL I DIE, AND THERE WILL I BE BURIED.” “That I may know Him, and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being made conformable to His death.” (Phil. 3:10) Surrender complete, we are HIS all the way. Oneness that truly makes for daily overcoming!