Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Ruth's Love

The Book of Ruth is sometimes referred to as the Romance of Redemption. It's presented as the blossoming romance of Ruth and Boaz as he redeems her and Naomi from poverty. Yet the only time love is mentioned in the book is when the women of Bethlehem remind Naomi that her daughter-in-law loves her! (Ruth 4:15).

The love of a woman for her mother-in-law? Those mother-in-law jokes from comedians just don't seem appropriate!

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