Whether they come from a different culture, political party, or religious belief system, it’s tough loving those who are different from us!
In our culture, it’s considered politically incorrect to exclude someone based on race or religious beliefs. How could the Israelites accept Ruth into their society, a Moabite, when the law specifically stated not to intermingle with other nations?
At first glance, the Old Testament law appears harsh and legalistic. When we get a correct view of the Law, and the intent and purpose behind it, we see it’s infused with grace and mercy.
In the Great Commission, Jesus called His followers to preach the gospel to all nations. Sounds simple, right? God’s desire is for the church to come together despite all differences.
We live in a culture that believes all truth is relative. Truth is in the eyes of the beholder. Let's address this fallacy, and other important questions about our faith.
God is at work in our lives, even when we don’t realize it! Let's uncover experiences that to some may seem like luck, or happenstance, but upon reflection, reveal the unmistakable fingerprints of God.
The service industry is often a thankless job. Whether you’re waiting in line at McDonald’s, or you’re calling a customer service line to report an issue, how you treat those who provide services for you reveals character.
When you travel to a foreign country there’s often a language barrier to overcome. Words and phrases you’re accustomed to using don’t always mean the same thing in other languages.
The biblical story of Ruth took place at a time when the Israelite nation was in moral and spiritual darkness.
The Proverbs 31 woman is described as virtuous and noble. And in today’s culture, those terms could be misconstrued as meaning weak or passive.
Reflect on the patience and determination of Ruth and find practical application for your life Part 27
When someone you love has a need, you don’t sit passively by. Instead, you jump into action, determined to meet their need head on!