I start preaching a new sermon series this Sunday at our church in Naperville, Cross of Christ Fellowship, on the book of Ruth.
I’ve been using Daniel Block commentary as help in thinking through the text more. Here’s his 5 “practical and theological lessons” to be learned from the book:
5 Practical and Theological Lessons from Ruth:
1. God will not let his promises to Israel and Judah and David die.
2. God works in a mysterious way his wonders to perform and his goals to achieve.
3. In all things God works for the good of those who love him and are called according to his purpose (Rom 8:28)
4. Genuine piety is expressed primarily in devotion, sensitivity, grace, and kindness toward others and openness to the working of God.
5. God’s grace knows no boundaries. Even a despised Moabitess is incorporated into the nation of Israel. In fact, the royal [and Messianic!] line has Moabite blood in its veins.” (615)