This lovely book opens with the words. “Now it came to pass in the days when the Judges ruled…” and was written in tragic days, indeed.
The Book of Ruth is a Priceless Gem found in an unlikely place.
It centres upon Ruth and Boaz and is quite a contrast to the book of Judges.
Amid moral deterioration, the story of Ruth brings across Noble Love and godly Chivalry.
She was A GLORIOUS ROSE🌹BLOOMING IN AN ARID DESERT.
Now into our story… We learn of a young Moabite woman, now widowed, who sacrifices herself for her Hebrew Mother-in-law, Naomi.
It is a true story. The people in it are found in Jewish Genealogical records.
We see there is also a Moabite link in the Genealogy of King David.
The whole book is devoted to a woman, RUTH.
Her book is a Love Story.
Incredibly it is not about romantic love between Ruth and Boaz in romantic terms, but you sense that love is blossoming.
It is a Love of a”Woman for a Woman.” It’s the story of a young wife’s passionate and devoted love for her, MOTHER-IN-LAW!
(it still happens!)
It bases itself on the truth that Christ has made Himself of every Nation, people of pure and unselfish love for HIMSELF! Which is acceptable in the sight of God. It invites any person to come to put their trust under the wings of JEHOVAH. That blessing is not only for the Jew but for the Gentile alike.
There was a severe famine in the land and Naomi’s husband Elimelech sought after a temporary residence in Moab. He took his wife Naomi and their two sons with him:
Mahlon, meaning (Invalid)
and Chilion (sick and pining.)
Not a good decision, as the father and both his sons, died in the Land of Moab, and never returned to the Covenant Land of Israel.
The two young men had married Moabite women, forbidden by Jewish Law. See Deut.7:3 following…
What can we learn from the story, so far?
Sometimes we make decisions by what is convenient for us, or easier at the moment, instead of seeking THE LORD AS TO WHAT IS RIGHT! You can ask yourself in your difficult situation, “WHAT WOULD JESUS DO?”
Not always does this workout and the results are tragic, when we choose to do things without consulting the Lord.
We as Christians would be wise to Live By GOD’S WORD given to us in. Psl 1:1-6.
We are BLESSED if we.
“WALK NOT IN THE COUNSEL OF THE UNGODLY.”
“NOR STAND IN THE WAY OF SINNERS,
“NOR SIT IN THE SEAT OF THE SCORNFUL,”
Read the whole Psalm… It will encourage you.
Yes, the Word of God should be our chief delight… our path of obedience, for when we delight in Him and His wonderful promises.
“We shall have the desires of our ❤️ heart” Psalm 37:4.
When you are without God in your life, you are without hope in this world, 🌎 and for your future.
So many people are dissatisfied, with life, dissolutioned, and in despair.
They have no aspirations or plans to work toward… bored, sick, and tired and they glumly say…
“What will be, will be. “Yawn!”
A LIFE LIVED IN THE WILL OF GOD IS…
Look at, 3 JOHN 2.
Let us ‘not’ choose to do what is convenient at the time.
“CHOOSE YOU THIS DAY WHOM YOU WILL SERVE… BUT AS FOR ME… AND MY HOUSE, (Family) 👪 WE WILL SERVE THE LORD!” Joshua 24:15.
2 thoughts on “HE BOOK 1 OF RUTH.Grafted In.”
Thanks for sharing about Ruth’s life, Heather.
Bless you Lisa, l commented on Facebook. I hope you received it. Have a wonderful week.