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Moments For You

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A Man of Character

We cannot help but notice the integrity of the one whom Naomi has singled out as the best prospective husband for Ruth. Boaz was frank in his business dealings. At no time did he give offense. His relative had the prior claim to Naomi's land, and he not only advised... Read more →

Beating Out the Grain

"So she gleaned in the field until even, and beat out that she had gleaned" (Ruth 2:17). Ruth threshed the barley she had collected. Some more hard work. There are many things that cannot be purchased with money; no one else can do or make them for you. A millionaire,... Read more →

Gifts and the Giver

Gleaning in the fields of Boaz, and receiving blessings from his hand, however happy and right, will not give full rest and satisfaction to the heart of either Boaz or Ruth. Love can never be satisfied with gifts, however precious; it must have the giver. Alas! how slow we are... Read more →


Ruth has come all the way from the land of Moab into the heart and home of Boaz. And we who were at one time strangers, far from God, and without hope in the world, have now been made nigh by the blood of Christ. In Ruth chapter 4 we... Read more →

Question & Answer

QUESTION: Why are four women mentioned in the genealogy according to Matthew? It does not seem necessary to have included them in establishing that the Lord Jesus descended from the promised seed through Abraham and King David. ANSWER: This is a good question. As we look at these four women... Read more →

Ruth the Moabitess

Ruth was a Moabitess, a member of an accursed race. She was born and raised in paganism. The priests of Moab were powerful and cruel, and they served an assortment of gods. But the most feared god of all was Chemosh, or Moloch. Chemosh had his terrible place on a... Read more →

Ruth's Great Decision

"And Ruth said, Intreat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee: for whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge: thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God: where thou diest, will I die, and there will... Read more →

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