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Jun 11, 2017

Great Expectations

Great Expectations

Passage: Ruth 2

Speaker: Dr. Steven Laufer

Series: Living the Story: Ruth

Category: Sunday Services

Keywords: commitment, kindness, loyalty, service

Loyalty and commitment are not just inner feelings, but must be accompanied by actions. In this vein, Ruth exemplifies her loyalty by searching for a means of provision for Naomi and herself. Ruth’s loyalty and hard work is recognized by Boaz (and by the Lord), and is met with care and provision. The family dynamic is illustrated as one of mutual service, from members in both lower and higher positions. In this environment of hard work, commitment, and generosity, the seeds of hope are planted and a potential future begins to come into view.