Scripture: Ruth 1:19-22
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II. BACKSLIDING WILL LEAVE ITS MARK
“ . . all the city was moved about them, and they said, Is this Naomi?” verse 19.
1. The mark is noticeable. It was the first thing that was seen by the people. Backsliding cannot be hid nor can the marks it leaves.
2. The mark is great. All men are sinful but the people of God are not marked as others. “ . . their spot is not the spot of his children: they are a perverse and crooked generation,” Deut 32:5.
3. It is heart-rending. “ . . all the city was moved about them.” The sight of this woman melted the hearts of the people. They were distressed by what they saw. Heaven is moved by backsliding! Hosea 11:8.
“Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth,” Luke 15:10.