Redemption for Ruth

Although the book of Ruth contains cultural issues which are very different from our own, the book is about redemption. God makes so many things new. We read the entire book in today’s Bible reading* and learn of Naomi, Ruth, and Boaz. Naomi loses her husband and two sons. She is left with two daughters-in-law….

Making Vows

Twice in today’s Bible reading* we see people making vows to God. The first is a judge named Jephthah. Although human sacrifice was strictly forbidden to God’s people he made a vow that if God would deliver the Ammonites to him, he promised to sacrifice the first person that went through the doorway when he…