The Consequence of a Decision

Ruth 1:2-3 KJV And the name of the man was Elimelech, and the name of his wife Naomi, and the name of his two sons Mahlon and Chilion, Ephrathites of Beth–lehem–judah. And they came into the country of Moab, and continued there. [3] And Elimelech Naomi’s husband died; and she was left, and her two sons.
 
Now we know the name of the man who went down into Moab instead of trusting God in the famine. Elimelach led his entire family down to Moab. During a time of testing, he led his family away from the protection of God. This decision, as all decisions do, had consequences. The first consequence we see is that Elimelech died in the land of Moab. His decision to follow his understanding not only consequences for him, but this decision also had consequences for his wife and sons. We need to lean on God and His understanding rather than ours (Proverbs 3:5-6).