May the favor of the Lord our God rest on us; establish the work of our hands for us -- yes establish the work of our hands. Psalm 90:17 What would your life look like if you hungered for more and quit living at status quo? How would your life change if you allowed your desires to … Continue reading Raising the Bar
Now Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, “Oh that You would bless me indeed and enlarge my border, and that Your hand might be with me, and that You would keep me from harm that it may not pain me!” And God granted him what he requested. 1 Chronicles 4:10 Some ten plus … Continue reading Praying Like Jabez
We’re finally reaching the climax of the book of Ruth! Everything else has been building toward the moment of redemption. Unlike a lot of the narrative books of the Old Testament that chronicle the events of many people over a long period of time, Ruth is focused on this one chick and her mother-in-law… and … Continue reading A Love Story and Then Some
Deuteronomy 30:19 "Today I have given you the choice between life and death, between blessings and curses. Now I call on heaven and earth to witness the choice you make. Oh, that you would choose life, so that you and your descendants might live! In the book of Ruth, there is a character that barely … Continue reading Are You Willing?
This week we have been looking at the two kinsman redeemers in the fourth chapter of Ruth. One is all-in and one not so much. Then the question becomes….what can we learn from the differences between these two men? They both had the same responsibility to redeem the future of Naomi and then in turn … Continue reading All-In
The complete and perfect restoration not only of what is believed to be lost, but of a new creation which far exceeds what existed originally. Redemption. It might look something like this: A fourteen year old girl walks up to the front of her class to give a speech. With no warning whatsoever she experiences … Continue reading Something Like This
3 And Boaz said to the family redeemer, “You know Naomi, who came back from Moab. She is selling the land that belonged to our relative Elimelech. 4 I thought I should speak to you about it so that you can redeem it if you wish. If you want the land, then buy it here in the … Continue reading The Name of Anonymity