Judas Iscariot’s betrayal alerts us to the fact that no one is exempt from the possibility of betraying Jesus. As the disciples sat together with Jesus at the last supper, Jesus made an announcement: “Behold,
Missionaries, like other servants of God, face the temptation of discouragement. Some things that contribute to discouragement include working among an unresponsive or hostile people group; frequent ministry trips away from spouses and family; trying
Luke 1:26-42 is a very interesting account of a women who willingly rendered herself to God’s service, to God’s plan, to God’s program, and to God’s proposal. It challenges me when I read Mary’s humble response to
“A friend, a Moabitess, the wife of Mahlon, whose father,” “Elimelech, had settled in the land of Moab. On the death of” “Elimelech and Mahlon, Naomi came with Ruth, her daughter-in-law,” “who refused to leave her, to Bethlehem, the old home from which” “Elimelech had migrated. There she had a rich relative, Boaz, to” “whom Ruth was eventually married. She became the mother of Obed,” “the grandfather of David. Thus Ruth, a Gentile, is among the” “maternal progenitors of our Lord (Matt. 1:5). The story of “the” gleaner Ruth illustrates the friendly relations between the good “Boaz and his reapers, the Jewish land system, the method of” “transferring property from one person to another, the working of” the Mosaic law for the relief of distressed and ruined families; “but, above all, handing down the unselfishness, the brave love,” “the unshaken trustfulness of her who, though not of the chosen” “race, was, like the Canaanitess Tamar (Gen. 38:29; Matt. 1:3)” “and the Canaanitess Rahab (Matt. 1:5), privileged to become the” “ancestress of David, and so of `great David’s greater Son'” (Ruth 4:18-22).
“Was originally a part of the Book of Judges, but it now forms” one of the twenty-four separate books of the Hebrew Bible. “The history it contains refers to a period perhaps about one hundred and twenty-six years before the birth of David. It gives “(1) an account of Naomi’s going to Moab with her husband,” “Elimelech, and of her subsequent return to Bethlehem with her” daughter-in-law; (2) the marriage of Boaz and Ruth; and (3) the “birth of Obed, of whom David sprang.” “The author of this book was probably Samuel, according to Jewish tradition. “Brief as this book is, and simple as is its story, it is “remarkably rich in examples of faith, patience, industry, and” “kindness, nor less so in indications of the care which God takes” “of those who put their trust in him.”
Definition of Ruth: “drunk; satisfied”
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