Real-Life Knight

Today’s reading: Ruth 3:6-18 The story of Ruth and Boaz reminds me a bit of a fairy tale set in a time from long ago where Boaz is the classic knight in shining armor figure. But Ruth and Boaz aren’t fictional characters. They’re real people, and the...

Better Together

Today’s reading: Ruth 3:1-6; Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 There’s no question that Naomi and Ruth had a good relationship before leaving Moab. But moving and then settling together in Bethlehem has drawn this mother and daughter-in-law even closer. These two women...

God's Favor

Today’s reading: Ruth 2:9-23 I like surprises, and there’s nothing better than when God responds to a situation in a better and bigger way than I ever expected. That’s precisely what we see in Ruth 2 when Ruth, trusting that God will provide, sets...

With Trust

Today’s reading: Psalm 35:1-28 One of the reasons I enjoy the Psalms is that we get to see the candid manner in which the writers talk with God. That’s exactly the case with David in Psalm 35. Holding back nothing, David pours out his heart, imploring God...

Not Our Battle

Today’s reading: Psalm 35:1-28 David’s example in Psalm 35 delivers an important reminder and message—the battles we encounter belong to the Lord. So often when we experience difficulty, we react by trying to deal with the situation with our own...

No Pretenses

Today’s reading: Ruth 1:19-22 Naomi and Ruth’s arrival in Bethlehem doesn’t go unnoticed. In fact, verse 19 says the “whole town was stirred” when they arrived. I imagine there was an element of surprise to see Naomi, but I also get a...