The classic Biblical definition of "Faith" is found in Hebrews 11:1–3, which says, “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. For by it the elders obtained a good report. Through faith we understand that the … [Read more] about What is the Opposite of Faith?
One of Jesus' most will-known messages, found in Matthew 5 and Luke 6, is commonly referred to as the Sermon on the Mount. A portion of that message, known as the Beatitudes, is found in Matthew 5:3–12 and Luke 6:20–23. The term "beatitude" does not … [Read more] about Blessed Are They…
Under the law, when a widow requested a next of kin to perform the role of kinsman-redeemer, he was never forced to comply. He had to do it voluntarily. In fact, there were only three conditions that had to be met: He had to be qualified as a … [Read more] about When Can’t Means Won’t—Conclusion
True to his word, Boaz went to the city gate to find the closer kinsman and discuss the situation with him. In biblical times, city gates were central places of commerce and legal activity, as well as being part of a city’s protection against … [Read more] about When Can’t Means Won’t—Part 4
Ruth's behavior touched Boaz's heart in the deepest way. Her use of the word kinsman in verse 9 was evidence to Boaz that she respected her husband’s memory. Her concern in discharging the levirate law struck his heart; and all the more as, in his … [Read more] about When Can’t Means Won’t—Part 3
When Naomi and Ruth returned to Bethlehemjudah, they were literally two of the poorest people in the area. They depended on charitable gifts of food to survive. But these weren't just handouts, they had to work for them. The idea of allowing the poor … [Read more] about When Can’t Means Won’t—Part 2