Archive for the ‘Ruth’ Category

The Kings Family Line

Usually genealogies are boring. However, Ruth’s tells a bigger story. And my beautiful wife tried to give this away yesterday! Ruth18 Now this is the genealogy of Perez: Perez begot Hezron; 19 Hezron begot Ram, and Ram begot Amminadab; 20 Amminadab begot Nahshon, and Nahshon begot Salmon;[h]21 Salmon begot Boaz, and Boaz begot Obed; 22 Obed begot Jesse, and Jesse begot David. Naomi’s return to Bethlehem, and the roots […]

Happy Ending

It is tough to break up the happy ending. So today will be a slightly larger chunk of reading. Ruth 413 So Boaz took Ruth and she became his wife; and when he went in to her, the Lord gave her conception, and she bore a son. 14 Then the women said to Naomi, “Blessed be the Lord, who has not left you this day without […]

The other shoe.

Ruth 47 Now this was the custom in former times in Israel concerning redeeming and exchanging, to confirm anything: one man took off his sandal and gave it to the other, and this was a confirmation in Israel. 8 Therefore the close relative said to Boaz, “Buy it for yourself.” So he took off his sandal. 9 And Boaz said to the elders and all the people, […]

Boaz had the master plan.

I wanted to start out by saying Steph and I had a great conversation regarding this yesterday. There is so much culture here it is hard to understand. Even once you know what is going on, it is hard to think in this old mindset. Pray for wisdom as you read at all times! Ruth […]

Boaz has a plan.

Ruth 4Now Boaz went up to the gate and sat down there; and behold, the close relative of whom Boaz had spoken came by. So Boaz said, “Come aside, [a]friend, sit down here.” So he came aside and sat down. 2 And he took ten men of the elders of the city, and said, “Sit down here.” So they sat […]


Ruth 316 When she came to her mother-in-law, she said, [f]“Is that you, my daughter?” Then she told her all that the man had done for her. 17 And she said, “These six ephahs of barley he gave me; for he said to me, ‘Do not go empty-handed to your mother-in-law.’ ” 18 Then she said, “Sit still, my daughter, until you know how […]

More Blessings

Ruth 314 So she lay at his feet until morning, and she arose before one could recognize another. Then he said, “Do not let it be known that the woman came to the threshing floor.” 15 Also he said, “Bring the [d]shawl that is on you and hold it.” And when she held it, he measured six ephahs of barley, and laid it on her. Then [e]she […]

A Nearer Kinsman

Ruth 310 Then he said, “Blessed are you of the Lord, my daughter! For you have shown more kindness at the end than at the beginning, in that you did not go after young men, whether poor or rich. 11 And now, my daughter, do not fear. I will do for you all that you request, for all the people of my town […]

More Humility from Ruth

Ruth 35 And she said to her, “All that you say to me I will do.” 6 So she went down to the threshing floor and did according to all that her mother-in-law instructed her. 7 And after Boaz had eaten and drunk, and his heart was cheerful, he went to lie down at the end of the heap of […]

Is he not our relative?

Ruth 3Then Naomi her mother-in-law said to her, “My daughter, shall I not seek security[a] for you, that it may be well with you? 2 Now Boaz, whose young women you were with, is he not our relative? In fact, he is winnowing barley tonight at the threshing floor.  After reading this I immediately went to my commentary to find out what I […]