Ladies, I am so glad you joined me for this journey through the book of Ruth. I trust you found yourself in the pages of this book. We all, from time to time, struggle with the issue of trust. And it’s not a stretch to say that we are all at different places in our… Continue reading Closing Thoughts
Chapter 11 – Our Hero Makes His Move This chapter begins with Boaz headed to the town gate to make good on his word to Ruth. I can only imagine the anticipation and perhaps dread Naomi and Ruth must feel. How will this turn out? The first word in Ruth chapter 4 is “meanwhile.” The… Continue reading Chapters 11 & 12 Reflections
Ladies, there will be a slight delay in this week’s reflections. They will be published Tuesday morning this week. Sorry for the delay.
Chapter 9 – Good Night, Sweetheart It’s time to put the plan into action. Naomi has instructed Ruth about what she is to do, and Ruth has complied. Ruth has gone to great lengths in order to prepare herself for the mysterious meeting with Boaz tonight. She takes time to do everything right –… Continue reading Chapters 9 & 10 Reflections
Chapter 7 – Well, Bless His Strong and Wealthy Self Chapter 7 opens with a good report. Ruth gleaned more than thirty pounds of barley and managed to carry it home all by herself. She immediately has my respect. A woman that is not afraid of working to provide for her household. She reminds me… Continue reading Chapters 7 & 8 Reflections
Chapter 5 – Out Standing in Her Field Chapter Five begins with an interesting word: NOW. I love Mrs. Higgs’ take on it… Something is about to happen. Naomi and Ruth have left the graveyard, they’ve grieved; NOW it’s time to get on with life. Ruth is about to meet a man of standing –… Continue reading Chapters 5 & 6 Reflections
Chapter 3 – A Wow of a Vow In this third chapter, Liz Curtis Higgs focuses on the fact that Ruth has “clung tightly” to Naomi (Ruth 1:14). The author shares her personal dislike for clingy people and how they make her feel uncomfortable. I would have to agree with Liz and say that I… Continue reading Chapters 3 & 4 Reflections