The book of Ruth in the Old Testament tells the story of a foreign woman who places her faith in God resulting in a life directed by that faith. Though the circumstances of life remain difficult and Ruth must struggle just to provide the basic necessities of life for her and her mother-in-law, what she finds is that God’s love is not measured by the circumstances of life and no matter how hard we may try, we cannot out give God.
The book of Ruth is the next chapter in the chronological journey through Scripture. In the book of Ruth we find a foreign woman exercising great faith in the God of Israel and reaping the blessings of that faith. Those blessings continue to be poured into the lives of every person who places faith in Jesus Christ for salvation. Ruth’s story serves as a reminder that even when life looks fuzzy the fingerprints of God are still evident and the best course of action we can take is to exercise risky and biblical faith in Him.
message title: Determined to Love
message text: Ruth
message date: 05.30.09
This message continues to dig into the depths of what it means to love God. Jesus makes five statements about love of and for God in Mark 12. By looking at the life of Ruth in the Old Testament we seek to gain a greater understanding for loving God with all our soul.