Ruth 4

Ruth 4: Before we conclude our study of Ruth, let’s review what the role of the kinsman redeemer was and its purpose. The kinsman redeemer was part of the Law of Moses given to Israel by God. The law was given to make provision for the poor and widows. There are actually two laws at … Read more

Ruth 3

As we viewed the providence of God last week in chapter 2 of Ruth, we saw the beginning of hope, albeit it was small hope,a spark of hope arises in Naomi. At the end of chapter 1 of Ruth, Naomi proclaims upon her return to Bethlehem: “ Do not call me Naomi; call me Mara,( … Read more

Ruth 2

Ruth 2: Providence in Action Providence or the act of being provident can be defined as having the foresight to prepare and make provision beforehand. Think of people rushing to the grocery store when snow is forecast. Paul used a form of this word when he admonished us to ‘ make no provision for the … Read more


Ruth: Hope in a Hopeless Situation Hope is defined as : “ a feeling ( emotion) of expectation and a desire for certain things to happen”. We all have to have hope. “ Now faith is being sure of what you hope for…” (Hebrews 11.) This is a story of hope linked to faith in … Read more