Loyalty is rewarded. Next in the events of the Bible, I want to cover Ruth. The book of Ruth takes place during the time of the Judges and is a continuation of the story of Rahab the prostitute. Ruth decided to take care of her mother in-law Naomi even after her father in law and husband died. She followed Naomi to Israel and found herself alone, broke and unable to get work because she was foreigner. At that time the Torah taught to let immigrants pick up left over grain from their fields. Ruth was bold and found herself in a field picking up wheat from a field of an earnest farmer, Boaz. Who was the son of Rahab, our character last week. After Boaz learned that her Family Redeemer rejected her because she was a moabite he decided to be loyal to her. The book is written so that the beginning tragedy is redeemed by the ending and Ruth’s loyalty is parallel to Boaz’s loyalty to her. Although this story is to tell and point to our ultimate Redeemer, we also see that loyalty is rewarded. Who can you be loyal to today?
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Hannah Lynn hosts Moody Radio’s That’s Real and is an engineer for Karl and Crew mornings. She grew up as a homeschooler on a tree farm, plays the harp (ask her about harp camp), drives a Prius (don’t judge), and started a fashion blog while a student at Moody Bible Institute (yes, that’s possible). Hannah loves to tell people about Jesus—as a seven-year-old she witnessed to her ballet teacher, then she started a Young Life club while in high school. Now she mentors teens with her husband, John, who serves as a youth pastor.