Letter From God 10
Ruth the Moabitess
Serving her Lord in God's Plan
WRITING "LETTER FROM GOD" 10
In Book 10, we follow the exciting journey of three winner believers,
Naomi, Ruth and Boaz. In Israel, their lives are a bright spot in the
dark days of the Judges.
In studying Naomi's life, we are aware of the loss of her husband and
her two sons in the land of Moab. As weed-plants of bitterness and self-pity
begin to grow in her soul, we discover the wake-up call that pushes out
the weeds and places Naomi back into God's plan.
We are there on that
dusty road from Moab when Ruth makes her important decision not go back
with her sister-in-law Orpah. Ruth loved her mother-in-law Naomi and wanted
to care for her. After Ruth's words to Naomi, "Your God will be my God
and your people will be my people," Naomi and Ruth continue on to Naomi's
We walk with Ruth as she makes her way to the fields outside
Bethlehem to gather the grain in the barley fields for her small family.
After the barley harvest Ruth continues to glean in the wheat fields.
Now, during the winnowing of the wheat, Naomi explains her daring plan
We share Ruth's excitement as she follows Naomi's strange instructions
exactly. Although this is a risky plan, Ruth does not hesitate — but there
is a serious complication!
Early the next morning, the landowner Boaz
hurries into the town to take care of the problem. A court session, held
at the gate, ends with a dramatic sandal ceremony!
Soon a happy celebration
takes place in the little village of Bethlehem. Later, in the same town,
the Lord blesses Boaz and Ruth with another special event.
It is fascinating
to see how God works behind the scenes with the "just so happened" events
in the lives of these three winner believers. We discover that Ruth the
Moabitess has her place in the family line of the promised Messiah Savior,
our Lord Jesus Christ.
We take the liberty in this book to provide related
stories that show how the messages from the Old Testament fit together.
In covering the history of the Jewish race, we find there are special
promises for the Jews that God will fulfill in the future:
of the world will see Me (2nd coming of the Lord as the King of kings)
arrive in the clouds of heaven, with power and great glory. And I shall
send for My angels with the sound of a might trumpet blast, and they shall
gather My chosen ones (Jews) from the farthest end of the earth and heaven."
Matthew 24:30-31.Continue to Letter from God 11