Ruth 3:5 - "And she replied, 'All that you say I will do.'"
This sentence comes from a Bible story about Ruth. Ruth was a character-filled young widow who was caring for her widowed mother-in-law, Naomi. In this part of the story, Naomi has advice to give to Ruth and Ruth immediately says “yes” to the advice given to her. How often in our lives do we receive input from others but we “take it with a grain of salt” and don’t really listen? The Bible tells us to receive wise counsel. I believe all of us should be both a mentor to someone else and be mentored by someone else. Once we think we have all the answers, we no longer are able to receive input that can give us a more full life.
Why do you think the input of those around us, particularly those older than us, is no longer valued? Do you have a spiritual mentor in your life? If so, how has that mentor affected your life? If not, why do you not seek someone like that out in your life?
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