Ruth needed the sort of courtship detailed in Scripture.
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The themes of the hero of this section of Ruth ultimately illustrate the hero of all of Scripture, Jesus Christ.
Some preachers avoid this topic entirely—much to the detriment of the church.
One has to ask if these preachers ever had one course helping them to understand the Hebrew Bible and its application to the New Covenant era. I doubt it.
There are three kinds of people in the world.
God doesn't use His proverbial wings to fly from us, but rather cover us that we might have safety, refuge and joy.
Is "good luck" actually a biblical concept?
The word "Trinity" isn't anywhere in the Bible. So how do we know God is actually three in one?
Unlike so many religious types whose religiosity doesn't allow them to accept reality, Naomi spoke frankly and truthfully about her heart.
Ruth displays a faith perhaps even greater than Abraham's.
For the good to begin, the bad must end.
Thankfully, there is a simple solution: Jesus.
An angel never arrives, God never speaks, and a miracle never happens in Ruth. But God was quietly, subtly and certainly at work.
We don't have to stoop to Jewish mysticism to recognize the Antichrist's number.
Perhaps no other series of numbers has caused so much speculation and suspicion for millennia as the beast's mark.
God does allow or even cause some things that are painful in the short term but helpful in the long term.
Ironically, when Jesus was crucified, His closest disciples hid in fear while other "secret disciples" came out of the shadows.
We cannot fathom what awaits us.
You can find it right in the Word of God. And yet so many Christians miss it.
What if it's not just about Israel's failures?