How are we to understand our world? Has the God who created all things turned the government of the universe over to chance and fate? Or is He still as intimately involved with our world as He was during the days of creation? And if God is involved, how are we to view His actions?
The story of Ruth is really the story about trusting that the God who created us is still the best refuge for us. This weekend we’ll look at the Christian doctrine of the Providence of God and see in Naomi and Ruth two different ways to relate to it. Naomi understood providence and railed against it. Ruth, on the other hand, came to rest in the providence of God, and found refuge under His wings (2:12).