Ruth, I Have A Few Questions.
I am very slowly writing my way through the Old Testament. It’s a huge challenge, because I don’t want to take anything out of context. I want all of my Christian blogs to be Biblically true and glorifying to God.
I love it. I am just writing at a snail’s pace. Just when everyone thinks I have moved on from this series, that’s when I usually like to post the next article.
ANYWAY, this week, I will be talking about Ruth, a person from the Bible that I’d love to have met.
Almost exactly a year ago, I actually wrote about Ruth. Not many people saw it. So, I am pretty much just “rewriting” it.
The original article was inspired by Deb Palmer’s article, “Have You Met with Jesus at the Well? : A chance encounter can change your life”
The book of Ruth is a very short and easy read with only four chapters.
The message is huge though.
It’s a story of faith, courage, and God’s amazing love.
I highly encourage you all to read it. You should also check out Ella Read’s poem series on the book of Ruth for another deep dive into the story. This article will only touch lightly on her story, because I will mostly be discussing what I’d want to say to her.
Ruth, her sister-in-law (Orpah), and her mother-in-law (Naomi) all became widows in a ten-year time span in Moab.
“Now Elimelek, Naomi’s husband, died, and she was left with her two sons. They married Moabite women, one named Orpah and the other Ruth. After they had lived there about ten years, both Mahlon and Kilion also died, and Naomi was left without her two sons and her husband.” Ruth…