Last week we explored the doctrine of the Providence of God, that He cares for, and controls all that He created. But this raises questions? How does our work relate to His providential control? Does His sovereignty mean we can be lazy? This weekend we will see that the provision of God in the lives of Naomi, Ruth, and Boaz was facilitated through their character and diligence.
This second chapter of Ruth is so rich that we can’t cover it in just one week. Yet it is also a singular piece and is not easily divided. So we’ll go as far as we can this week and finish up next weekend. Just remember that the author wants us not only to understand the story, but the way God is working all the elements of the story together to tell us about Himself, His sovereign providence, and His gracious provision.