The book of Ruth takes place in the dark setting of the time of the judges. Everything that could go wrong seems to go wrong. What we would expect is that every person would do what is right in their eyes, but what happens is that even in the most difficult times imaginable, an unlikely person, Ruth, chooses to show loyalty to God and His people.
We are faced with difficulties, sometimes the unimaginable, and we are called to live like God’s covenant people. God has equipped us to do this through the Gospel.
Scripture: Ruth 1