Ruth Part Six: Hope for the Future

In an earlier post, we began to look at the character of Boaz. A man of both moral standing and material wealth, he is a man who is merciful and admirable who leads his workers and does justly for Ruth. In Ruth 2:20 we will also learn that Boaz is a redeemer. In the details... Continue Reading →

Ruth Part Five: A Light in the Darkness

God works to teach lessons about Himself and it's in the second chapter of Ruth that we are introduced to a light in the darkness. In the previous chapter, the narrative dealt primarily with Naomi, Orpah, and Ruth. We now move to the community as a whole, Bethlehem and our introduction to Boaz (2:1). Darkness... Continue Reading →

Ruth Part Four: Call Me Mara

"God is always doing 10,000 things in your life, and you may be aware of three of them." - John Piper The two of them traveled until they came to Bethlehem. When they entered Bethlehem, the whole town was excited about their arrival, and the local women exclaimed, “Can this be Naomi?” “Don’t call me... Continue Reading →

Ruth Series: More Than a Love Story

What woman doesn't love the dynamics of a love story? Whether a love story is read or watched, a good romance reveals setting and plot with most emphasis on characters. Well-written classics include the unlikely tales of Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, Wuthering Heights. And then, there are timeless tales set to stage: Casablanca,... Continue Reading →

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