The whole story of Ruth is written about two significant places - Bethlehem and Moab. Moab has always had an interesting back story when it comes to the people of Israel. Moabites were the decendents of Lot and Moab literally means ‘of the Father’ because Moab was the result of Lot’s daughter sleeping with Lot. … Continue reading Ruth 1:1 Am I Looking for MOAB?
I 've always thought the name JOY was a beautiful descriptive name but a tough name to have if you are going through a hard time or something tragic. Joy would be a name you would feel you had to live up to. Not a bad thing really until she feels sadness or grief. Naomi … Continue reading Ruth: The Name of Naomi
Ruth 1:2 ...and his wife's name was Naomi</blockquote> The name Naomi is derived from the verb נעם (na'em) meaning to be pleasant, sweet, delightful, beautiful. This word 'delightful' is a word God gave me for my daughter when I was pregnant with her. As I look at this scripture today I reminded of that word...over … Continue reading Ruth 1:2 His Wife’s Name was ‘Naomi’
One of the 'rules' in our home is 'there is only one king in this home and there is only room for 1'. If you try and act like the king, you get to serve the person you are attempting to rule over. There is this natural tendency in all of us to rule and … Continue reading Ruth: God is King
Ruth 1:2 The man's name was Elimilech meaning My God is king. So for this post I am going to read way more into the text than I would normally and certainly head in a direction that the writer doesn't intend for me to go. I think there is enough blank space in the story … Continue reading Ruth 1:2: My God Is King
The man's name was Elimelech. (Ruth 1:2) Elimilech means 'My God is King' Before I look at Elimilech as a man and what the Bible can teach me about him....his name immediately causes me to ask myself some questions...is it true? Is my God is king? What does my God is king mean for … Continue reading Ruth 1:2 My God is King
While I was pregnant with my first born, one of the most important and enjoyable things in preparing to have a child was picking out a name. We did not come to 'Ethan Alexander' nor 'Brooke Eden-Grace' . The task became tedious because we had to come to an agreement and there were so many … Continue reading Ruth Chapter 1