Posts from July 2017 (Page 2)

Posts from July 2017 (Page 2)

July 13, 2017

Ruth 2:14-16   When it came time for everyone to eat, Boaz invited Ruth to eat with his workers. He invited her with them, and she sat eating until she was full. It even says she took a little extra. Boaz, again seeing how hard she worked told his men to give her some extra to take with her. He told them to look after her and not to rebuke her.   At this point,…

July 12, 2017

Ruth 4:8-13   You’ve got to admire Ruth by now. She was born into a crappy family, married up into a slightly less crappy situation that quickly got crappier, only to have to make a really hard trip to a really strange place to do really hard work for minimal returns.   She didn’t give up though. She didn’t cry about how bad it was, she didn’t wallow in…

July 11, 2017

Ruth 2:4-7   The first day Ruth was out gathering from the fields, Boaz, the man we learned of earlier, comes out to the field to greet the people who harvest for him. Clearly, from the fact that he has land and a field and enough that he isn’t working it but paying others to work it, we know Boaz was rich. Not well off, rich. He comes out talking to all his farmers…

July 10, 2017

Ruth 2:1-3   Upon arriving back in Israel, Naomi and Ruth needed to find food and shelter. Right at the beginning, the narrator includes us in on something Ruth and Naomi do not know yet. He tells us that Naomi has a “redeemer” who is close by and owns a number of fields. Naomi and Ruth, unaware of this fact, come up with a plan to get by. Ruth, obviously much…

July 7, 2017

1:8-22   At this part in the story, most people will say Ruth was this amazing woman who saw the faith Naomi had and couldn’t help but stay by her side. I don’t think so. Naomi was the woman who knew God at one time, sure, but she her and her family had been gone from his presence for over a decade. Naomi never took her daughter in laws to the temple. They never…

July 6, 2017

Ruth 1:6-7 One of the saddest verses in this book is often overlooked here. Noami, now having lost her husband from the famine, and have lost her sons from the famine, in this strange land that they escaped to because of the famine, hears that God was faithful to his people. While the world around Israel was suffering and facing famine “the Lord had visited his people and…

July 5, 2017

Ruth 1:1-6   Naomi was a woman who also walked away from her faith. We don’t know much about her husband Elimelech, but what we do know isn’t great. What we know about Naomi paints a picture of a woman who knew the right thing, but just neglected to do it.   After Elimelech died, Naomi could have taken her family back home. She could have fought with her husband…

July 4, 2017

  Ruth 1:1-5   Elimelech was a father who failed. Israel’s place was to be in the promised land, at the temple, worshiping God, serving, abiding, and being a part of the believer’s community. What we find out is that Elimelech took his family away from the influence and fellowship of their faith and in this, he failed his family. He was responsible for leading…

July 3, 2017

Ruth 1:1-5   We open our story with a quick background into how this whole story takes place. A famine in the land leads an Israelite family to move into a Moabite territory. There, a father, mother, and two sons take up residence on hopes of surviving the harsh conditions of their time. From what exactly we do not know, but the father Elimelech died. This may have…
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