Yes, some actually consider the Bible an antidote to insomnia. Some consider the Book of Ruth a Romantic Chick Flick script for Women's Bible Study. If we stop to dig deeper into the words, the grammar, the culture, just little bits throughout the book and we begin to see a much bigger picture. Not just a damsel in distress who needs a Hero, but a story that describes the New Testament Principles of surrender, salvation, grace, and sojourning in a forgein land.
Ruth's intent is to help Naomi and herself by gleaning in the fields at the time of the Barley Harvest. Naomi came back to Bethlehem with a bitter heart, and empty handed. Those that stayed in Bethlehem during the famine in the land, are now reaping the benefits of God's grace as there is now harvest that is bringing joy to the inhabitants of the land. Might it have been Naomi's heart to come home to die? Perhaps. Sometimes we get to the end of our rope and life looks to difficult to keep going, but God has other plans. Listen in to the Episode #147 and gain some encouragement as you come to grips with the answer to the question we all ask God at one time or another...Who Am I?
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