Ruth 1:6-18; Naomi Returns to Canaan; Naomi and Her Daughters-in-Law; Ruth’s Constancy to Naomi; God, at last, returned in mercy to His people; for, though He contend long, He will not contend always; Note, We are to reckon those against us, and really our enemies, that would hinder us in our way to the heavenly Canaan; Those that are unresolved, and go in religous ways without a stedfast mind, tempt the tempter, and stand like a door half open, which invites a thief; but resolution shuts and bolts the door, resists the devil, and forces him to flee. B.C. 1312

Naomi Returns to Canaan; Naomi and Her Daughters-in-Law; Ruth's Constancy to Naomi. B. C. 1312. Ruth 1:6-18 6 Then she arose with her daughters in law, that she might return from the country of Moab: for she had heard in the country of Moab how that the LORD had visited his people in giving them bread.   7 Wherefore she went forth out of the place where she was, and her two daughters in law with her; and they went on the Continue Reading

Ruth 1:1-5; Elimelech and Naomi; Death of Elimelech and His Sons; An account of one particular family distressed in the famine; The removal of this family from Bethlehem into the country of Moab; Note, It is evidence of a discontented, distrustful, unstable spirit, to be weary of the place in which God hath set us, and to be for leaving it immediately whenever we meet with any uneasiness or inconvenience in it; That wherever we go we cannot out-run death, whose fatal arrows fly in all places; That we cannot expect to prosper when we go out of the way of our duty. B.C. 1312

R U T H CHAPTER 1. In this chapter we have Naomi's afflictions. I. As a distressed housekeeper, forced by famine to remove into the land of Moab, ver. 1, 2. II. As a mournful widow and mother, bewailing the death of her husband and her two sons, ver. 3-5. III. As a careful mother-in-law, desirous to be kind to her two daughters, but at a loss how to be so when she returns to her own country, ver. 6-13. Orpah she parts with in sorrow, Continue Reading

Ruth: Introduction

Ruth: Introduction This short history of the domestic affairs of one particular family fitly follows the book of Judges (the events related here happening in the days of the judges), and fitly goes before the books of Samuel, because in the close it introduces David; yet the Jews, in their Bibles, separate it from both, and make it one of the five Megilloth, or Volumes, which they put together towards the latter end, in this order: Continue Reading