Redemption’s Romance – Part 1 is a message by Pastor Dwane Parsons from the book of Ruth. Worship with Judy and her team. CCLI License number 1001973.
A Story For Times Like These
Ruth takes place during the time of the judges.
Judges 21:25 says, “In those days there was no king in Israel; every man did what was right in his own eyes.”
(Read Ruth 1:6-22)
One of the main lessons in the book of Ruth is that God is still at work, even when times seem bleak.
(Read Ruth 2).
Boaz: successful, kind, Godly, ad RELATED!
Ruth: Loyal, courageous, industrious, humble and hardworking.
God’s hand of providence.
The merciful providence of God guides Ruth as she gleans.
As the proverb (16:9) says, “A man’s mind plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps.”
Why has Ruth found favour?
Ru 2:12 May the LORD repay you for what you have done. May you be richly rewarded by the LORD, the God of Israel, under whose wings you have come to take refuge. ”
Psalm 57:1 says, “Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me, for in thee my soul takes refuge; in the shadow of thy wings I will take refuge.”
God showed mercy to Ruth because she sought refuge under his wings.
She showed courageous faith and counted God’s protection better than all others.
The Message of Ruth
Even if things seem dark, we can trust God is still at work behind the scenes.
Even if things seem dark, we can take refuge in God, he will make a way.
Three points to take home:
Do you still believe God has a purpose and a plan for your life, even if it seems some things are going wrong?
How would you look at your struggles differently if you could see that God’s sovereign hand may be at work behind them?
What would your life look like if you lived more and more under the shadow of God’s wings?
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