All things work together…


Ruth in Boaz's Field

The Book of Ruth describes one of my favourite Old Testament stories. There are such great aspects to it…

  • Conversion: A woman with pagan beliefs genuinely converts to belief in the one true God of her husband.
  • Tragedy: A mother loses her sons, 3 wives lose their husbands.
  • Loyalty: The friendship and love between a mother-in-law and a daughter-in-law
    (Mothers-in-law get such a bad wrap… thanks Hollywood :S ).
  • Sacrifice: A daughter-in-law stays and cares for her aged mother-in-law despite being a young widow herself, who could easily find a new husband.
  • Love at first sight: A man with good intentions notices a virtuous woman and cares for her.
It’s absolutely amazing how God worked a tragedy in these women’s lives into the genealogy of the most important man to walk this earth… watch and enjoy!

Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

 A special shout out goes to blogger davidpmathew.
I first saw this video on one of his posts.




5 responses »

  1. Ruth is an inspirational character. However, I must admit that a great amount of discipline is needed in order to trust God in these circumstances as identified in Ruth’s life. I am accoustomed to persons implying that her life is more applicable to women but her experiences can be benefical to all.

    • That is so true! Discipline and faith is definitely needed. We must not forget that God knows the end from the beginning! And for sure the message is definitely for all who would listen whether female or male… thank you for reading 🙂

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