Obed | Ruth 4

As the story closes in chapter 4 the author has answered the question about new life. There is a boy who has been born with the name of Obed who will carry on the family lineage. We can trust God with our pasts, and our futures, as well as with the time that we have right now. He is a great redeemer!

Redeemer | Ruth 4

In chapter four we see two redeemers, one without a name and one named Boaz. One who would be willing to redeem just the land, but one who is willing to redeem land and perpetuate the name of the dead. A chapter of ordinary or extraordinary!

Rest | Ruth 3

Ruth finds hope for rest in Boaz her redeemer.

What If… | Ruth 2

As the second chapter opens in the book of Ruth the narrator gives us a hint about the man Boaz, and as we read he challenges us as followers of God in our words we use, the compassion we are to show, and the generosity we offer to those who wander into our lives. May our actions make great the God in whom we know.

The Decision: Turn Back or Go | Ruth 1

There are times in our lives when we need to make important, life-changing decisions. Three widows, Naomi, Ruth and Orpah, knew this reality well. Today's portion of the story of Ruth shows us that when life seems hopeless and we are in despair, we can choose the road that leads to Yahweh and trust in his sovereignty.

Back in the Day | Ruth 1

We begin a journey through the book of Ruth and in our first week we see the setting of a story in the time of the judges. A story set in conflict, and then as we begin a story that is even more painful. The story is one of real life, and even the difficulties of our lives that make us wonder if God has abandoned us, but what we see is that there is hope when you walk with God.