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In the midst of bad news, can there be any hope?The story of Ruth takes place when the Israelites are living in the Promised Land. But instead of obeying God, they are rebelling against his rule. When they cry for deliverance, God sends them a judge. The judge dies, and the people become even more corrupt than their ancestors. Brutality and immorality abound. We focus on an ordinary woman called Naomi and her family. We witness her joys and sorrows, but more importantly, God's amazing providence in her situation. The book of Ruth is written into a whirl of social, religious and moral chaos. It is a reminder that there is hope, that a remnant of true faith remains and that God continues to work in the lives of ordinary people. The book points forward to King David who would lead the people wisely. But ultimately it points to Jesus, the great Son of David - the hope of nations, the light of the world and the prince of peace. Part of the Food for the Journey series offering daily devotionals from well-loved Bible teachers at the Keswick Convention in an ideal pocket-sized format - to accompany you wherever you go.
About the Author
Alistair Begg has been Senior Pastor at Parkside Church, Ohio, since 1983. He has written a number of books, including Pray Big, and is the voice behind the daily radio broadcast Truth for Life.