Ruth 4: The Backstory of a King

Ruth 4: The Backstory of a King

“Does God have my best interests at heart?” Sometimes it’s the smallest things that bother us and cause us to ask this question. Take technology, for example: lately I installed a software update on my computer, and afterward it crashed about a dozen times. That’s a...
Ruth 4: The Backstory of a King

Ruth 3: Behind the Scenes

Appearances can be deceiving. A man and a woman meeting in a secluded location after dark—an outsider may jump to conclusions. But the story of Ruth shows the virtuous character of Ruth and Boaz as they seek to honor the Lord with their obedience, coming to know Him...
Ruth 4: The Backstory of a King

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 4: The Backstory of a King

Ruth 1: A Faithful Remnant

The refrain of the book of Judges was that “everyone did what was right in his own eyes” (Judges 21:25). It was a time of apostasy, warfare, decline, violence, moral decay, and anarchy. The story of Ruth and Boaz takes place during the days of the judges and is a...