In life we sometimes make deadly decisions. decisions that take us out of the will of God. Where you find yourself in Moab. Bad things happen to good people – saved and all ingxaki zona ziyafika KODWA God can take you out of Moab.
Remember Naomi was in Moab and many things happened in Moab. She lost her husband; her children. Waze walahlekelwa umntu ongumama.
Naomi Loses Her Husband and Sons
1 In the days when the judges ruled,[a] there was a famine in the land. So a man from Bethlehem in Judah, together with his wife and two sons, went to live for a while in the country of Moab. 2 The man’s name was Elimelek, his wife’s name was Naomi, and the names of his two sons were Mahlon and Kilion. They were Ephrathites from Bethlehem, Judah. And they went to Moab and lived there.
3 Now Elimelek, Naomi’s husband, died, and she was left with her two sons. 4 They married Moabite women, one named Orpah and the other Ruth. After they had lived there about ten years, 5 both Mahlon and Kilion also died, and Naomi was left without her two sons and her husband.
Naomi walahlekelwa ngabantu bakhe abebexabisile. Izinto zexabiso okanye umntu oxabisekileyo uyakwazi ukuhamba. We all have lost something or someone in our lives. Some have lost husbands; money; careers; dignity; children and many other losses. Trust me a loss can be huge and hectic.
When Naomi heard in Moab that the Lord had come to the aid of his people by providing food for them, she and her daughters-in-law prepared to return home from there.
Weva that the Lord has prepared izinto ezinkulu. She was no longer prepared to stay in the same situation. Remember Naomi survived all that has happened to her. The death of the husband and children kodwa yena she survived. Now when you survive you raise the level of your praise kuba uphuncuke somwehere. Nkosi yam zange ahlale abeke isandla esidleleni. She prepared to return home. Walungiselela – preparation time. Naomi heard – zange alinde ade abone she only heard. Can you hear wena apho ukhoyo. She was a woman of FAITH.
Hebrews 11 vs 1 – Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
The returned in time. The time was ripe.
Naomi returned from Moab accompanied by Ruth the Moabite, her daughter-in-law, arriving in Bethlehem as the barley harvest was beginning.
The timing was perfect. They moved forward and decided ukuphakama and kanye kanye when it was barley harvest bafika. Abalimanga; abapixanga kodwa ixesha labo yaililo. They decided to part ways with their part and also survived their past.
All is in past – sundibetha egxeni ube ukhumbuzana nam….its all in the past. Harvest time – sizakuvuna ngoku and if you are busy with people uzakulibaziseka uphoswe sisivuno.
We are not going to entertain things or people that are not good to us. We are going to move forward. Khawuyeke amahlahla man uhambe noba uhambe wedwa yekana namagquba azakulibazisa.
2 Corinthians 5:17 – Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!
We are moving forward!! Phambili bantakwethu, with or without you!!