The Matriarchs of the Old Testament serve as examples of people whose great faith to live into their chosen-ness by God to do extraordinary things. This series will look into women that have shaped our faith.
In this final installment of Ruth and the wrap-up for the series, we see Ruth being redeemed by Boaz and becoming a foundation of faith for all humanity. Because of her faithfulness she was blessed to be the great-grandmother of King David and thus in the line of Jesus. Her life was redeemed so that…
Family looks like all different kinds of things, no matter the marital or genetic status of the individuals. Ruth was welcomed into the family of Boaz even though she was not a blood relative nor of the same nationality as her new family. God provided a family for her. God has a family for you…do…
Ruth sacrificed much to be with Naomi in a foreign land with a foreign people. But her love for family kept her there, doing the difficult and dangerous thing. Her sacrificial love compelled her to be there, but it placed her in the right place at the right time to be blessed by God.
Having the courage to stand alone by necessity means that we are standing alone…where it’s lonely. And it takes courage to go to the lonely places. Ruth charged ahead into the most lonely of places to follow Naomi in living out God’s plan for redemption for the world.
Hannah shows us what ultimate trust in God looks like, she shows us a pattern for unconditional love for God that can be repeated in our own lives.
Deborah was a judge, prophet and warrior whom God chose to redeem His people. From Deborah we learn about God choosing us to partner with us and bring us into relationship with Him.