Category Archives: Ruth

The Redeemer Who Redeems

When’s a redeemer not a redeemer? When he is unable, or unwilling, to redeem. In ancient Israel it wasn’t enough just to have the right to redeem another’s land, but the next redeemer in line also needed to have the … Continue reading

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Favor for the Foreigner

She had made the call. She was all in. Ready to leave her home and her homeland. Prepared to venture into the unknown. A Moabite by birth, she was now prepared to be an Israelite by choice. If her mother-in-law … Continue reading

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Bitter Theology

Started in on Ruth this morning. And, not too surprisingly, found myself entering into Naomi’s story a bit more personally than in the past. Not an easy road for that lady. Went through tough times and famine, but at least … Continue reading

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Worthy

They probably wouldn’t have seen one another’s profile on eHarmony.com. She was a young widow from the country of Moab. He was a bachelor of the clan of Elimelech of the tribe of Judah. She hadn’t much more than the … Continue reading

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At the Feet of My Redeemer

To be sure, it’s not a custom that I know a lot about. But there’s something about the manner in which Ruth communicates her desire to be redeemed by Boaz that is intuitive. While Naomi’s instructions to Ruth might have … Continue reading

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Scandalous Grace

Such is the nature of the Scriptures . . . that they can be a “quick meal” in the morning to fire up one’s “spiritual metabolism” for the day or, they can be a feast of such sustenance that they … Continue reading

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He Holds the Sandal!

It was the moment of her own resurrection, in a way. She who had been named “my delight” at birth . . . but, crushed by life’s, or rather, death’s cruel blows, she instead had become “bitterness.” On this day, … Continue reading

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