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The Right Decision

“And they lifted up their voice, and wept again; and Orpah kissed her mother-in-law, but Ruth clave unto her” (Ruth 1:14).
Naomi and her daughters-in-law, Ruth and Orpah, were well on their way to Judah when Naomi turned to them and said, “Go, return each of you to her mother’s house.” Both women turned to Naomi and said, “Nay, but we will return with thee unto thy people.” Naomi argued against their decision. Her reasons were valid. After some discussion, Orpah decided to go back and live with her people. This is the last time we see Orpah’s name.



“But do not do what they do, for they do not practice what they preach” (Matt 23:3b NIV).
In ancient Rome and Greece, stage plays were a very popular form of entertainment. Many of the Greek classics are plays that were put on stage with professional actors. Often, the actors wore large masks which would augment their voices. The actor was called a “hypocrites.” From this use of the word, a was coined to refer to someone who “pretended to be someone they weren’t.” Hence, a hypocrite.


Biblical Optimism 1

Today’s Scripture Reading: Jeremiah 29:11- ‘For I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope.”
I saw a man at the grocery store walking with his wife who was obviously pregnant.  They both seemed very happy.  I asked the father if it was going to be a boy or a girl. With jubilation he announced it was going to be a boy. I said, “What if it’s a girl?” He looked at me and smiled and said, “That would be perfect. That’s my 2nd choice.”