The breadth of the picture of the Gospel that we see in Ruth is breathtaking, and helps us to more fully see the picture of Christ that Boaz provides. While I already covered some of this picture last week, there is still more to see.
In the last blog post before I took a break for Spring Break, we met Boaz, the mighty man. Now this Mighty Man gives us a beautiful picture of the Gospel.
Every once in awhile, as a writer, or somebody who pretends to be a writer, you can always start a post. The ideas are all on the tip of your tongue, waiting to come out. Sometimes, the words come easily. You can start any post you want, just fine. But then you try and get… Continue reading
Our God is the God of new creation; no matter how far back we’ve gone, his grace is sufficient for new life. Ruth and Naomi learn this early in their story.
When the Chronicler retells the story of David’s kingdom, he “conveniently” leaves out the story of Bathsheba and Uriah. Is this because the Chronicler wants to show a more sanitized version of David’s story? One where he is shown as a hero? No, because the Chronicler finds an even worse transgression: the census.
Ruth enjoins the covenant, and the covenant curses, upon herself to entwine her life with Naomi’s. Rather than elation, we find an all too familiar reality: disappointment, despite the work of God.
We move forward in the story, finally! A reverse exodus, a flood, a lack of king…biblical imagery swirls as the story of Ruth finally gets started…and it’s looking like this story will be just as messy as the first bit.