SKU (ISBN): 9781932017069
English: Judges And Ruth (Student/Study Guide)
Binding: Spiral Bound
Joy Of Living Bible Study
Publisher: Joy Of Living Bible Studies
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The book of Judges tells about the leaders God raised up for Israel from the death of Joshua until the time of Israel’s kings. We see the people of Israel repeatedly falling away from God, provoking His discipline, which in turn brings the people running back to God for help. Through the leadership of the judges, God throws off foreign oppressors and restores peace to Israel. In the stories of people such as Deborah, Gideon and Samson, we see God’s covenant faithfulness, His patience and His long-suffering with His people. The book of Ruth, which is set during the time of the judges, is about a young woman of Moab, the great-grandmother of David, and an ancestress of Jesus. Ruth’s selfless devotion to her desolate mother-in-law, Naomi, and Boaz’s kindness to these two widows are examples of lives that reflect God’s love. We see by Ruth’s example that participation in God’s kingdom is not decided by blood, but by obedience that comes from faith.