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From the Breaker to the Beloved
Introduction: At 2:24 on the morning of the 10th of September, I was lying in bed, pondering the enormity of what the book of Ruth pictures. I was so overwhelmed with the all that this story details that I actually covered my face and said, “O God, I am so unworthy before you.”
Many views concerning what the book of Ruth is showing us in redemptive history have been given in the past, but none that I know of take into consideration who Elimelech, Mahlon, and Chilion actually picture.… Read the rest
A Restorer of Life
Introduction: Other than just a short genealogy which comprises five verses of names, we will finish the story of Ruth today. Next week, we’ll look into the details and try to piece together what God is showing us in this wonderful story.
For today though, we will see the birth of a son to Boaz and Ruth and how, curiously, it is said to be Naomi’s son.… Read the rest
I Eschew This Shoe
Introduction: On the internet, there is a site called Reverend Fun. It’s linked to Bible Gateway and the site itself is run by a guy who makes cartoons out of Bible passages. From time to time, I’ll send him an idea for a cartoon and he may or may not accept it, but on several occasions he’s used one of them.… Read the rest
To Perpetuate the Name of Elimelech
Introduction: What are some excuses for someone to fail to take a necessary action when it was within their ability to accomplish that action? Greed, fear, pride, stupidity, arrogance, superstition, and hatred are some reasons that come to mind immediately.
Within the past few years, the US president failed to act on and support a movement which was occurring in a terrorist nation, Iran.… Read the rest
Six Measures of Barley
Introduction: The hardest working person I’ve ever known is actually an uncle of mine. My guess is that every person who has ever met him will agree this is true. We all know someone who is exceptional at what they do, and they may be restless to get at it from day to day, but even the hardest worker would literally stagger and fall when working by his side.… Read the rest