Monthly Archives: December 2012

Yours Will Be Mine Ruth 1:16 – Equipped for Battle

As we have watched this story develop over the last few verses, we have observed a very sorrowful Naomi bidding fair well to her daughters-in-law as she returns to her homeland. Naomi has provided ample arguments as to why the … Continue reading

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Naomi Further Reasons with Ruth Ruth 1:15 – Equipped for Battle

Naomi’s departure is at hand, and as she ventures back to her homeland she has released her two widowed daughters-in-law to return to their homes to remarry. After much weeping and sorrow, one of the daughters-in-law has returned to her … Continue reading

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Orpah Kisses Goodbye. Ruth Clings Ruth 1:14 – Equipped for Battle

How do we know the depth of a person’s devotion? The story is told of a pig and a chicken who decided to make breakfast for their farmer. The chicken said, “I’ll provide the eggs, and you provide the ham.” … Continue reading

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Misinterpretation of the Hand of the Lord Ruth 1:13 – Equipped for Battle

Sometimes we may get the idea in our heads that we know exactly what the Lord is doing when in reality we know nothing about what He is doing. God tends to work outside our understanding, and we interpret what … Continue reading

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Practical Ways of Naomi Ruth 1:12 – Equipped for Battle

The idea of a “kinsman redeemer” was put in place by God through Moses whenever a man’s brother should die before he had an offspring to carry his name. When this occurred, the next of kin was to marry the … Continue reading

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Wait for Husbands? Ruth 1:11 – Equipped for Battle

The scene is one of weeping and crying as Naomi has just told her daughters-in-law to stay in their homeland rather than traveling with her back to Judah. Orpah and Ruth however have told Naomi that they would rather stay … Continue reading

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Surely We Will Return Ruth 1:10 – Equipped for Battle

The crying has begun, and Naomi, Orpah and Ruth are saying their goodbyes. They have experienced great tragedy together with the death of Naomi’s husband Elimelech, and Naomi’s two sons who were married to Orpah and Ruth, Mahlon and Chileon. … Continue reading

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