Typed by: Michelle
Bright side of the dark days of the judges "I'm the day the judgev ruled"
1. A distressed housekeeper - forced by famine to move to land of Moab
2. A M'ournful widow & mother - bewailing death of her husband & two SDns
3. A iiareful mother-in-law - kind to her own daughters - yet must go back home.
orpah she parts within sorrow (14)
Ruth she takes with her in fear (15-18)
As nan sent back to the place of her background, to be supported by the
kindnts of@@h'er friends (19-22)
All these things are melancholy & seemed against her but God was behind the scene
working for good.
Boaz, who married Ruth was born of Rahab, who received the spies in 'Joshuals time
Famine in Canaan was a judgment of God for their sins
Elimelech "My God a king"
Naomi "my pleasant one"
Mahlon "sickness" and Chilion "consumption"
perhaps weakly & sickly children
Moved from Bethlehem to Moab on other side of Jordan to provide for his family
took them with him as a tender father
Two sons married daughters of Moab after his death
Transgressed God's law in taking strange wives
Both sons died soon after they were married
God alone can comfort her
Famine ended and Naomi was to return to the Holy Land
Both so kind as to return with her at least so far
Maybe to the limits of their country - help with luggage
Naomi, with great affection, urges them to go back (8-9) ...
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