After Naomi's husband and sons all die, she grieves deeply and decides it's best if she returns to her homeland of Bethlehem. Ruth chooses to follow, even though that would mean leaving behind everything she's ever known. One of the most important passages in this story is found in Chapter 1 when Ruth proclaims, "For where you go I will go and where you lodge I will lodge. Your people shall be my people, and your God my God." (1:16). In that moment, she commits to following Naomi, loving her people, and choosing the one true God.