In a previous post, I blogged about the word compromise. You can find that post here.
Well, today’s daily prompt is the word ‘Uncompromising’. The exact opposite of the word ‘compromise’!
When there is an uncompromising, one is displaying their feelings against an idea or action. There are many ways that one might do so – they could be public, such as protesting, or more private, like not allowing themselves to view the item or idea.
There are many times in the Bible when the Israelites as well as others were uncompromising.
One example would be in the story of Ruth and Naomi! Ruth and her sister, Orpah, were accompanying their beloved mother-in-law Naomi on a journey back to her hometown. Naomi’s sons (Ruth and Orpah’s husbands) had passed away, so Naomi was travelling back home. Before they make it to Naomi’s hometown, though, she stops them. Naomi tells Ruth and Orpah that they should go back home. This greatly upsets both Ruth and Orpah, and they insist that they must stay. Naomi is consistent in her ways, though. She is somewhat uncompromising to letting her daughter-in-laws come with her. Soon, Orpah leaves to traverse back to her home. However, Ruth won’t leave her mother-in-law’s side.
16 But Ruth replied, “Don’t urge me to abandon you, to turn back from following after you. Wherever you go, I will go; and wherever you stay, I will stay. Your people will be my people, and your God will be my God.17 Wherever you die, I will die, and there I will be buried. May the LORD do this to me and more so if even death separates me from you.” (CEB Bible)