April 28, 2015
In the second chapter, Ruth makes good on her promise to Naomi. She promised to leave everything she had ever known about life in Moab to go to Israel with Naomi (1:16–17). Now she is in Bethlehem, trying to provide for herself and her mother-in-law.
April 19, 2015
False teaching has a minimized view of Christ and a magnified view of man. Paul preached the significance of God’s Son.
April 14, 2015
Naomi is left alone: no husband, no sons, no land, and no food. She is in Moab, the place of God’s enemies. The quest for food that led her and her family out of Judah, however well-intentioned it seemed at the time, had come to absolutely nothing.
April 5, 2015
Jesus offered himself as our vicarious substitute and rose as our victorious Savior. We live rejoicing that “if we have been united with him in a death like his, we shall certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his” (Rom 6:5).
March 31, 2015
The book of Ruth is about loyalty or “kindness.” In this short book, we see over and over loyalty (or a lack of it). The main character of the book of Ruth is God himself, and the book shows God’s loyalty to Naomi, Ruth, Boaz, Elimelech, and the entire nation of Israel!
March 29, 2015
On this Palm Sunday let’s worship the overlooked Jesus who became our Savior and will return as the world’s King.
March 15, 2015
Isaiah does not try to conceal God’s righteous wrath, but instead claims that vengeance and fury are his alone.
March 8, 2015
The question is not, “Is there a God?” or “Can he deliver?” but “Do I believe this faithful God?”
March 1, 2015
To say God’s wisdom is transcendent speaks of its surpassing greatness. Isaiah called it “excellent,” and we should call it wonderful! The best place for wisdom is the God of all wisdom.
February 22, 2015
The people God had called knew they needed deliverance from Babylon, but only by God’s Spirit will they ever see they need deliverance from sin even more!