Ray Ortlund asked this question on Twitter the other day. We of course know that All Scripture is God breathed but I agree with Ray that in our experience most of us will find that there are specific books of the Bible that have particularly stood out for us and ones which we find ourselves… Continue reading Which five Bible books have drawn you closer to Christ and encouraged you on in faith the most?
The story of Ruth is also of course the story of Boaz and what an incredible story it is. Boaz is the land owner who sees a foreign widow gleaning in his field and when he finds out who she is insists that she is protected and well treated. Of course, Boaz at one level… Continue reading Generous Righteousness: The one who lavishes grace on us
I love the story of Ruth and I particularly love this verse: The LORD repay you for what you have done, and a full reward be given you by the LORD, the God of Israel, under whose wings you have come to take refuge!”  The context is that Naomi and Ruth have come back… Continue reading “under whose wings you have taken refuge”
Here we are two weeks after the end of lockdown and I wonder how you are feeling. There’s a lot to be hopeful for. Many people have been vaccinated and it seems that this is helping reduce the number of people ending up in hospital. At last, we can look forward to normal church returning… Continue reading Homecoming – The Story of Ruth
We all know how the book of Ruth ends. Boaz steps in as kinsman redeemer, Ruth marries him and they have a son, Obed, he becomes the father of Jesse and Jesse becomes the father of David, the king of Irael. Ruth the outsider joins the family lineage of King David and therefore along with… Continue reading A son for sickness (Ruth 4)
One of the strongest accusations you can make about others is that they are “just virtue signalling.” Joining a demonstration, using a hashtag, taking the knee, tweeting your disgust at this or that behaviour. It’s just virtue signalling. The point of virtue signalling is that I can signal my position on something without it actually… Continue reading Virtue Reality