Loving-kindness in dark times: The Book of Ruth
It’s been said that the best way to read the Bible is back to front. In other words, we should let what we learn from the back part of the Bible, the New Testament, shed light on what we read in the front part – the Old Testament. And this is particularly so in the book of Ruth.
In fact, this story should mean more to us than it did to its original readers, because we know the true ending of the book. Ruth is a story with eternal consequences. And as we read it, we’ll see that its true significance is found in the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ.