Dawning Hope

Today we’re introduced to a new character in the story of Ruth – Boaz. Ruth 2:1-9 1 And Naomi had a kinsman of her husband’s, a mighty man of wealth, of the family of Elimelech; and his name was Boaz. 2  And Ruth the Moabitess said unto Naomi, Let me now go to the field, … [Read more…]

Comfort in Despair

I can’t say that the last four verses of Chapter One in Ruth are very encouraging. Sometimes the Bible is like that. Just like in real life things can look quite bad before they start getting better. Ruth 1:19-22… 19 So they two went until they came to Bethlehem. And it came to pass, when … [Read more…]

God’s Goodness In Trials

I am enjoying going through the book of Ruth again and creating these studies. It’s a blessing to me to be reminded of the richness in this book. I was reminded this week that although we view this book as a love story, the word “love” is not found anywhere in the book. I was … [Read more…]

When You’re Too Busy to Pray

I started looking at the book of Ruth a couple of months ago. It’s been on my heart all of these weeks even though I haven’t done another post until now. Today I am focusing on Ruth 1:6-9. 6  Then she arose with her daughters in law, that she might return from the country of Moab: … [Read more…]

Sorrow and Hope

Ruth – how I love this story. It’s a beautiful love story that pictures God’s love for us, and it’s personal to me as I described here. I just want to go through it a few verses at a time and share with you some of the things I’ve learned while meditating on this beautiful … [Read more…]

A Redemptive Love Story

I have long loved the book of Ruth. As a teenager I memorized it. I had just finished memorizing Romans 6 and was looking for something that was a little more challenging. I don’t know what led me to Ruth, but I’m glad I memorized it. One thing I have discovered about Scripture memorization is … [Read more…]