The Complaint Department

The curse of a complaining spirit can be read about in our Bibles, in the book of Numbers. The people were unhappy with God and with Moses, the man whom God has raised as their leader. It got so bad that a number of the people thought of their old...

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Hope Leads Us Home

Hope was planted in a heart. It would not be denied. The heart belonged to Ruth. That hope that took root in her must be classified as a true work of God, for she had many reasons to be hopeless. Her husband was dead, so were her father-in-law and her...

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The Power of Presence

Psalm 73 puts down in verse things that we have all thought at some time or another. We groan at the success of those seemingly so rooted in evil practices. The psalmist labeled such thoughts as envy as he made a confession. He related a series of observations on how...

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Balm for Bitterness

Ruth came out of Moab, a nation with a strange and despicable origin. This people group’s ancestry reached back to Lot and the days after the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. In the midst of his family’s escape from the fire fall, Lot’s wife lagged behind and turned her gaze...

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Help the Bitter Get Better

“Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life” (Proverbs 4:21). The book of Ruth is viewed as a love story. Widowed girl comes to Bethlehem with widowed mother-in-law. Girl gleans in field and gets noticed by owner of said field. Mother-in-law tells girl...

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