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Find powerful lessons for today, as we continue an in-depth look at the life of Ruth

Character greatly influences the choices we make. And when faced with the option to do the right thing, or go another way, integrity makes all the difference!

Discover why it’s important to understand the culture in which a Bible passage is written

It’s important to understand the culture in which a Bible passage is written, so we can accurately interpret, and apply, that passage to our lives today. Let's study the historical context of Ruth chapter three, to understand a risky choice Ruth made.

Examine one passage in Ruth chapter three, and discover that things aren’t always as they seem

There are passages in the Bible that appear pretty risqué at first glance. When we understand the culture, we find that things aren’t always as they seem!

Is it ever right to do something wrong?

Is it ever right to do something wrong—with good motives and for a good end result? Let's tackle the difficult question: Do the ends justify the means?

Finding the balance between waiting patiently on the Lord, and taking action

Every follower of God knows the tug-of-war between waiting patiently on Him, and taking action. Let's discuss this sensitive balance as we study the book of Ruth, and learn practical tools for our life.

How we can share God’s loving-kindness with those around us

If you’ve received help from a friend or family member, you know the impact kindness can have on life. Let's reflect on the ways God shows loving-kindness to those who follow Him.

A thought-provoking conversation on God’s provision

God uses ordinary people like you and me to bless others in need. Perhaps, for instance, you’ve been the recipient of financial help from a friend, just when you needed it most.

Explore the art of translation, and the implications it has on understanding God’s Word

Translating the Bible from its original language is a tedious and complicated assignment.

The Old Testament word "hesed," and the profound meaning it has for us today

God is loyal to His children. His love will never waver. And He’s promised to stay with us, no matter what we say or do.

Discover the lasting impact when we welcome others around our table

Whether it’s a holiday feast, or a simple meal with friends, memories of loved ones gathered at our dinner table warm our hearts. Another practical lesson from the book of Ruth.

The art of expressing our gratitude

Have you ever had someone express thanks, but you could tell it was disingenuous?

Knowing how to help others without offending them

Have you ever tried to help someone, only to have it backfire on you? Let's touch on the sensitive issue of knowing the appropriate time, and way, to help others without injuring their pride.

Discover what it means to have the “gift of helps”

Most of us are intentional about extending kindness to someone in their time of need. But some people have a special gift for helping others, and building them up.

Enjoy an illustration of what the Discover the Word team calls the “gift of helps”

If you’ve received help and encouragement from a friend or mentor, then you know firsthand how a kind word, or thoughtful gesture can impact a life.

What it means to have the gift of encouragement

Do you know someone who always offers an encouraging word? Or someone who’s always ready to lend a helping hand?