Jody had to fly out to a conference today so I'm doing her post for her.
I always love the story of Ruth.
I love her loyalty to Naomi and her confident faith in God, even though her only experiences with God took place during times of difficulty.
I love how she showed respect and honour for Naomi even though she was filled with bitterness.
I love how she didn't let her past hold her back.
And I love how God rewarded all these things by making her the great-grandmother of King David and an ancestor of Jesus Christ.
I also love what we can learn about God from the book of Ruth.
God is concerned about everyone - no matter their status, race, or gender.
God is sovereign - seemingly unconnected events (famine, Naomi's relocation to Moab, Ruth and Naomi's return to Bethlehem, Boaz's lineage) turn out to be not so unconnected!
Boaz was a type of redeemer pointing to Jesus Christ our true Redeemer. May we put our faith in Him, as Ruth did, no matter our circumstances.
Tomorrow's Bible In a Year Passage: 1 Samuel 1-3; Luke 8:26-56