She said, “Look, your sister-in-law is going back to her people and her gods. Return, along with your sister-in-law!” Ruth replied, “Do not plead with me to abandon you, to turn back from following you. For where you go, I will go, and where you stay, I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God. Where you die, I will die, and there I will be buried. May Adonai deal with me, and worse, if anything but death comes between me and you!” When she saw that Ruth was determined to go with her, she no longer spoke to Ruth about it. (TLV) Ruth 1:15-18
Nosh: Unlike her sister, Ruth believed she had a calling from God to remain connected to Naomi, the Jewish people and the God of Israel. She was determined to accomplish that objective no matter the difficulty and cost to herself. As Ruth demonstrates, unrelenting determination is critical to successfully fulfilling our calling from God.