“And Boaz answered and said unto her, It hath fully been shewed me, all that thou hast done unto thy mother in law since the death of thine husband: and how thou hast left thy father and thy mother, and the land of thy nativity, and art come unto a people which thou knewest not heretofore.”
King James Version (KJV)
Chris's comment on 2020-12-30 19:24:58:
When people today are conditioned to believe that an unborn foetus is not human & can be disposed of as one would do to an annoying pest, the result is that we can do however we please if only to satisfy ourselves or help in a difficult situation. When human life loses its value, the cumulative result is what we're seeing as 'normal' behaviour all around us. Even when a detestable crime is committed, we are quick to find the 'solution' in a person's mental instability or an unhappy upbringing. When sin is not treated as sin, "man is entitled to do whatever is right in his own eyes".
And it's my considered & firm belief that the populace are not altogether in error for their thinking. That is why the concept of government has been introduced & approved by God. They are expected to lay down the rules according to divine standards for the people to follow without exception. In the case of abortion, what should have been enforced as murder, is watered down to meet societal wants & pressures, thereby appeasing their consciences that they're doing the Will of the people & no doubt, ensuring their continuance in power. Even in the failure to administer the correct punishment for wilful, fully proven murder, what does the criminal receive? Usually a jail sentence, so that he can one day be released to possibly murder again. I ask, who then is the greater criminal? Many in positions of power will have to give full account to God for their contribution to the many crimes being committed & their apathy & abuse of a God-given right & privilege to govern their people well. What my perceptions of governments in general, whether under Judeo-Christian influence & principles, or totally without them, is that they appear to serve, & so they do well in many respects, but rather used as tools of Satan to bring down society through increasing & rampant sin. They care not for men's souls (maybe they think that's the Church's responsibility), rather for their own survival & comfort.
Harold Gibso's comment on 2020-12-30 08:32:41:
Naomi and Ruth desired children, and God visited them in a sense to achieve that goal through Boaz. Today, many seem to want to get rid of the fruit of their womb through abortion. God help us and them to rid the world of this scourge.
BSP's comment on 2013-10-04 08:03:33:
Ruth had proved to be truly loyal to Naomi and that did not go unnoticed. She had left the land of her family and her gods to stick with her mother-in-law. She didn't know alot about where she was going or how things would be there, but she showed true faith and trust in God to take care of her and Naomi. Ruth showed her deep love for Naomi. We need more of this type of loyal love in our relationships and families today.