Study: Ruth 1:8-15 By God's Kindness, He Predestined Us

The Text Ruth 1:8-15 (CSB) 8 Naomi said to them, “Each of you go back to your mother’s home. May the LORD show kindness to you as you have shown to the dead and to me. 9 May the LORD grant each of you rest in the house of a new husband.” She kissed them, and they wept loudly. 10 They said to her, “We insist on returning with you to your people....

March 8, 2023 · 22 min · Joseph Louthan

Study: Ruth 1:1-7 By God's Goodness, He Predestined Us

The Text Ruth 1:1-7 (CSB) 1 During the time of the judges, there was a famine in the land. A man left Bethlehem in Judah with his wife and two sons to stay in the territory of Moab for a while. 2 The man’s name was Elimelech (God his King), and his wife’s name was Naomi (pleasant). The names of his two sons were Mahlon (sickness) and Chilion (wasting)....

February 22, 2023 · 15 min · Joseph Louthan

Study: Ruth, An Introduction

Matthew 1:5–6a (CSB) Salmon fathered Boaz by Rahab, Boaz fathered Obed by Ruth, Obed fathered Jesse, and Jesse fathered King David. The Introduction There is no doubt in anybody’s mind that Jesus Christ, the Son of God, who is God, was born Jewish and is very much Jewish. He was born to Mary and Joseph–which we can tell by the Christ genealogies in both Matthew 1 & Luke 3 that Jesus is double the son of King David....

February 6, 2023 · 3 min · Joseph Louthan