I did promise that we wouldn’t focus on 1:1-5 anymore, and that’s still technically true 😉
Another blog post on the same section? Trust me: it’s short, and it’s (probably) the last time we’ll be here!
If your mind is ruled by that which you put into it – are you feeding your mind with the truth of the Gospel of the glory of the Blessed God? Or are you numbing your heart to the good things of God on social media?
After covering how to read Ruth as directed by internal clues, and learning to read Ruth in the context of the canon, we are able to hear one more framing device used in Ruth to learn to read her story better.
In my previous post, I discussed an internal logic to the naming conventions within the book of Ruth as a means by which the book interprets itself. Using puns and names packed with meaning, the book adds dimensions to the story without needing to add more words. In the same way, the canonical placement of the book yields yet more significance.
In 2017, I’ll be going in-depth on the book of Ruth here on my blog. Will you join me? Ruth, grandmother to David, ancestor to the Christ, has been traditionally neglected in the history of Christian interpretation. Relegated to Women’s Bible studies, Ruth has been ignored in the contemporary church and treated as merely an exemplary woman for woman to follow. How does Ruth speak to the modern church, and how does her story prefigure the message of the Gospel?