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Sunday, January 7, 2018

A Study on Ruth: God’s Ordinary Ways

“God Moves in Mysterious Ways”
Ruth 1
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“It was the best of times. It was the worst of times,” is perhaps the most famous lines of English literature. Certainly, the backdrop of the book of Ruth could be summed up with the phrase: ‘It was the worst of times.’ For the book was written during the dark days of the book of Judges where ‘every man did what was right in his own eyes.’ Yet the book of Ruth is a story of hope, for it is a biblical story. As Paul Tripp reminds us, every story has a final chapter. He writes, ‘One day, the sickness, sadness, and sin of this broken world will end. We will be like God and with God forever.’ That is the hope Ruth chapter one offers for the Author of this Book has guaranteed the end of the story because the final page has been penned. And the promised One noted in Ruth is the One who would ultimately rise from the dead for his people.

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