Category Archives: Old Testament

Ruth 3:16 — Who Are You?

Ruth at Boazs feetAnd when she came to her mother in law, she said, Who art thou, my daughter? And she told her all that the man had done to her.

The Book of Ruth portrays a lovely picture of our salvation. Ruth, a Moabite, moved to Israel with her mother-in-law Naomi. Jewish society did not permit women to possess land, so the land of her late husband’s estate was in legal limbo. Ruth had no money and no job. Being a foreigner, Ruth had no rights nor standing in society. In a love story unmatched by human literature, a man named Boaz placed Ruth into Read the rest of this entry

Judges 3:16 — God’s Left-Handed Right-Hand Man

judges bibleEhud made himself a sword which had two edges, a cubit in length, and he bound it on his right thigh under his cloak.

In Judges 3 we find a man who was a left-hander or a south-paw. By all intents and purposes, he was at a disadvantage in his culture. We learn a valuable lesson from this lefty in the Bible. God can use anything to accomplish His purposes, including our weaknesses and handicaps. 1 Corinthians 1:27 says, “but God has chosen the foolish things of the world to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to shame the things which are strong,”. God can use you despite your weaknesses. Read the rest of this entry