So I was going through my journal, and I thought it might be interesting to share some of my random thoughts about the book of Ruth – more like the story of Ruth. Here it goes:
- “But Ruth clung to her…” Ruth clung to Naomi. I’m never going to let you go. That’s DETERMINATION. Ruth was determined.
- Naomi and her husband did what they thought was logical and moved away from the land of promise. But it was so easy for Naomi to blame God for her misfortune. Did she ever think to herself, “Why did I bring this trouble on myself by not choosing to trust in God’s faithfulness?”
- It’s interesting that the Bible doesn’t say, “God provoked Ruth to go and pick grain…” Instead, her thoughts and actions were shown to be a reflection of who she was and what kind of mindset she had. She was obviously the type of woman that would build up her house rather than tear it down, and this is what God commends as wisdom in many places in the Bible. Although this is true, we cannot deny God’s hand, that is, God’s influence, in the unfolding of her story.
Boaz: “Man! Who’s that chick?”
- Boaz thought, “This woman is quality wife material!” WIFE MATERIAL. How many yards??
- Key word in the book of Ruth: Favour. God’s favour was all over the story.
- Ruth is a go-getter chick. But more than that, she’s the type of person who knows how to recognize what’s important. She thinks things through and she’s not afraid to get dirt under her fingernails.
- I see in Ruth a good dose of realism and optimism. Perhaps she developed a well-rounded perspective on life through her experiences and the things she learned by them.
That’s all folks! 🙂