“For I know the plans I have for you,” says the LORD. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11 There's so much of my own story in the few pages of Ruth. I have been so blessed to be on the receiving end of both Naomi's & Ruth's … Continue reading Berith Merea : Covenant Friend
I thought about Ruth, I began to wonder what would make her, unlike Orpah, stay with Naomi. Steeped in her own pain and unfulfilled dreams, after the loss of her husband, Ruth was still “all in” when it came to sticking with her mother-in-law. What would make her willing to leave Moab, where they served the god, … Continue reading What Made Her Do It?
Let's talk about the response that I imagine came from the man who was first in line to be Naomi's kinsman redeemer. We'll call him Max, since the Bible doesn’t tell us his name. Perhaps that is what happens when we fail to say yes to what God is doing. But that’s a message for … Continue reading He Said Yes!
Then Boaz told him, “Of course, your purchase of the land from Naomi also requires that you marry Ruth, the Moabite widow. That way she can have children who will carry on her husband’s name and keep the land in the family.” “Then I can’t redeem it,” the family redeemer replied, “because this might endanger my … Continue reading I Just Can’t
In preparing to write this week’s post, I asked myself, “What is it that is amazing about Ruth?” I find myself answering that I kind of can’t believe she actually went with Naomi! Orpah has a bad reputation for abandoning Naomi after first starting the journey with her. But I can understand someone wanting to … Continue reading Ruth: A Heart of Hope
Born into all-consuming, utterly dark chaos. The land of Moab. It is here that God chooses to bring his chosen Ruth into the world. Into a land where it is encouraged rather than frowned upon to take hold of fleshly yearnings and just have at ‘em. A whatever-floats-your-boat type of place. Sound familiar? So to … Continue reading Steadfast in Faith, She is Risen
“For I know the plans I have for you,” says the LORD. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11 There's so much of my own story in the few pages of Ruth. I have been so blessed to be on the receiving end of both Naomi's & Ruth's … Continue reading Berith Merea