"Now it came to pass, in the days when the judges ruled," that the world gained its oldest book of romance. Ruths love story tells the worlds love story. Ruth became King Davids great-grandmother. And since Ruth is not a Jewish woman, but a Moabitess, her inclusion in Christs genealogy (Mat. 1:5) raises interesting questions. Further, Ruths mother-in-law, Rahab, had been a Canaanite prostitute. Skeptics dismiss the Bible as exclusionary and unforgiving. But students know the truth. The marriage proposal in this book, from a well-established Jewish man to a widowed Moabite woman, symbolizes God reaching out to fallen man. Boaz, a type of Christ, symbolizes Christs role as mans redeemer. The Kinsman Redeemer perpetuates the name of the dead, raising up life where there was only death, an inheritance where there was none.
Every story has a plot, and a storys details can be confusing unless you understand its overview. The Bible tells the story of human history and the work of God for His creation, and this story has a plot as well! So consider listening to The Plot series based on Bobs manuscript of the same title. Then enjoy Bobs book studies and see how the big picture can help you better know the living God.
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