A Wrong Example

Ruth 1:4-5 KJV And they took them wives of the women of Moab; the name of the one was Orpah, and the name of the other Ruth: and they dwelled there about ten years. [5] And Mahlon and Chilion died also both of them; and the woman was left of her two sons and her husband.
 
Elimelech made a wrong decision and moved to Moab. He made this decision out of fear instead of faith. He died in Moab. Elimelech’s two sons, Mahlon and Chilion, followed their dad’s example and made the wrong decision to marry women from Moab. They also died in Moab. Our decisions never affect just us. Our decisions often affect those who follow us. Our wrong decisions set a wrong example for them. We must learn to follow Christ, not only for our life, but for the lives of those who are following us.