Why the Book of Ruth Still Matters
Ruth is a very old book. The events took place over three thousand years ago. Could it be relevant and helpful for your life? I think so. The sovereignty of God, the sexual nature of man, and the gospel never change. And since God is still sovereign, and you are male or female, and Christ is alive and powerful, the book has a message for you.
I don’t know you or your circumstances well enough to say for sure that you should read this book. You must decide. To be sure, there are other things to do that are just as important—like telling your neighbor about Jesus. So let me simply tell you why I think you might be helped if you join me in listening to the message of Ruth. I’ll make these seven reasons brief, so you can decide and be on your way or stay.
1. The Word of God
First, the book of Ruth is part of the Scriptures, which Jesus loved. He said, “Scripture cannot be broken” (John 10:35). He said,…