Ruth 2: A Cameo of Grace and Goodness

Ruth 2: A Cameo of Grace and Goodness

Naomi lost her husband and two sons in the country of Moab and returned empty-handed (except for her daughter-in-law Ruth) to Bethlehem. At the end of Ruth 1, we find Naomi blaming her problems on God. But God had a plan she could not have anticipated. God’s...
Ruth 2: A Cameo of Grace and Goodness

Joshua 23: Remembering God’s Faithfulness

At the end of his life, Joshua gave a farewell speech to the people of Israel that was both an exhortation and an encouragement. He charged them with remaining faithful to the Lord, even though he knew that the people would not do so. Joshua knew that if you do not...
Ruth 2: A Cameo of Grace and Goodness

Deuteronomy 8: Our Daily Bread

Embedded in human nature is a tendency to forget, and nothing seems to disappear quicker than gratitude. As a result, Moses warned the Israelites to remember the commandments he put before them. He wanted them to flourish—the commandments were not meant to be onerous...
Engaging the Senses

Engaging the Senses

How often do you stop and engage your God-given senses to purposefully enjoy Him? In a culture that promotes busyness and a focus on work, it is beneficial to slow down. The sensory exercises in A Guide to Practicing God’s Presence break up monotonous...
Ruth 2: A Cameo of Grace and Goodness

Exodus 14–18: When Security Vanishes

When your security vanishes and enemies surround you, what do you do? More importantly, what do you believe the Lord can do? The Israelites faced just such a crisis when Pharaoh changed his mind and decided to pursue them. The Lord had led them to an indefensible...