If you remember S&H Green Stamps, you are familiar with the concept of redemption! Synonyms for redemption include “ransom,” “bargaining,” “trading,” and “deliverance.” As we look at Ruth’s situation, we learn deliverance comes at a cost.
An electrical transformer changes the amount of voltage flowing through a circuit. What comes out of the transformer has been changed from what it was. Today we discover a transformation taking place in Ruth’s life. Ruth leaves the situation much different than when she enters it. Her experience teaches us that only God transforms lives.
You’ve heard the saying “Good help is hard to find” but the Bible presents a different opinion. According to God’s Word, finding help is not difficult – if you know where to look. Watch as the story of Ruth continues to unfold, teaching us that finding help is not difficult if you can identify the […]
Naomi and Ruth’s life in Bethlehem was very ordinary. Arriving back in Bethlehem after a 10-year absence meant much needed to be done to set-up housekeeping. Very quickly, Ruth has Naomi in good standing. Ruth’s story is very much like a painting, simple elements in the hands of a gifted Artist. Discover with Ruth that […]
Life is like a highway with construction signs. We hear that work is occurring in our life; pastor states God is “doing something” but either we do not see it, or it does not fit the repairs and additions we hoped would be part of the project. Naomi’s story continues in the book of Ruth […]
Early in the story of Ruth, we meet a family going through drastic change – from living in luxury to fleeing to a foreign country for economic shelter and provision. Is this how God treats His children? The important lesson to be learned from this passage is to trust God even when life changes.