“Your people shall be my people, and your God, my God.” Ruth 1:16 There is a place for tenacity in life, especially when it is rooted in our faith in God and love for others. The book of Ruth begins with three women bound together by tragedy. After Naomi’s husband and two sons died, she decided to return to her home in Bethlehem and urged her widowed daughters-in law to stay in their country of Moab. Orpah remained but Ruth vowed to go with Naomi. When Naomi saw that Ruth “was determined to go with her” (v.18), they began their journey together. Stubbornness is sometimes rooted in pride, but commitment grows from love. When Jesus went to the cross, “He steadfastly set His face to go to Jerusalem” (Luke 9:51). From His determination to die for us, we find the resolve to live for Him.