AN EXCEPTIONAL GOD IN ORDINARY CIRCUMSTANCES

AN EXCEPTIONAL GOD IN ORDINARY CIRCUMSTANCES

AN EXCEPTIONAL GOD IN ORDINARY CIRCUMSTANCES
Ruth 1
Ruth: The Romance of Redemption – Part 1 of 4

Judges 21.25 In those days … Everyone did what was right in his own eyes.” (esv)

GOD’S SOVEREIGNTY OVER THE ORDINARY HELPS US TO …                               

[vv. 2-5 & 19-21]   PROCESS HIS Dark Providences

v. 21 I went away full, and the LORD has brought me back empty.” (esv)

v. 19 “… the whole town was excited about their arrival and the local women exclaimed, ‘Can this be Naomi?’” (csb)

v. 20 “… call me Mara, for the Almighty has dealt very bitterly with me.” (esv)

v. 21 … the LORD has testified against me and the Almighty has brought calamity upon me?” (esv)

[vv. 6-18]   APPRECIATE HIS Embodied Kindnesses

v. 13 “… it is exceedingly bitter to me for your sake …” (esv)

v. 8 “May the LORD deal kindly with you, as you have dealt with the dead and with me.” (esv)

Psalm 100.5 For the LORD is good; his steadfast love endures forever …” (esv)

v. 15 “See, your sister-in-law has gone back to her people and to her gods; return after your sister-in-law.” (esv)

v. 16 “Your people shall be my people, and your God my God.” (esv)

Exodus 6.7 I will take you to be my people, and I will be your God …” (esv)

Mark 10.29 “… one who has left house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or lands, for my sake and for the gospel …” (esv)

v. 22 And they came to Bethlehem at the beginning of barley harvest.” (esv)