O is for Orpah.
Scripture Reference:Ruth 1
Meaning of Name:A fawn or young doe; or double-minded.
Family Connections:Widow of Chilion, the son of Naomi and Elimelech; the daughter-in-law of Naomi and Elimelech; and the sister-in-law of Ruth.
Interesting Facts about Orpah:
- Orpah had been exposed to the truth of God because of her marriage to Naomi and Elimelech's son.
- At first, Orpah leaves with Naomi and Ruth, but realizing she will have to leave behind her old life she turns around and heads back to her life in Moab.
- When faced with the opportunity to return to Naomi's homeland where she would be able to serve the One True God, she refuses - embracing instead Moloch, the heathen god of Moab, as the object of her worship.
- Orpah chose the comfort of her familiar home of Moab rather than an uncertain future in a place she was not familiar with.
- Orpah went back to her own people and to her own gods.
What We Can Learn from Orpah:
- There is only One True God.
- We can have a godly influence in the lives of our family members who have yet to make their personal decision for Jesus Christ.
- We are all faced with the choice to leave our old life for a new life with Jesus at the head.
- We can trust the distant, unknown places of our lives to a faithful God Who holds it all in His mighty hands.
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Walking in His Grace,