Gleanings: Ruth 3, Naomi’s Confession

Confessions can be positive or negative and, contrary to what some think, both can have value.

Based on Ruth 1:19-22, we see that when Naomi returned from Moab to Bethlehem, she didn’t try to pretend everything that had happened to her was good. And she made no claims for her future after her ten year absence. Rather, she confesses her great loss and her difficult circumstances.

But there’s always more. Additional Scriptures referred to include the story of the blind man found in John 9 and the story of the woman caught in adultery found in John 8.

In addition, Isaiah 30:18 offers understanding because it tells about this God who interacts with His people. To get the full benefit of the verse, read it alone and then read it within the context of the entire chapter.


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