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No King in Israel, part 8, The true King comes in glory

The overall problem that Samuel was addressing was not merely the fact that there was no king in Israel. He was not trying to point out the failure of the system of Judges or… https://www.gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2019/07-2019/no-king-in-israel-part-8-the-true-king-comes-in-glory/

No King in Israel, part 7, The Last Battle

After two losses in battle, the Israelites finally repented for their own sin and then won the victory over the tribe of Benjamin. Judges 20:26 says, 26 Then all the sons of… https://www.gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2019/07-2019/no-king-in-israel-part-7-the-last-battle/

No King in Israel, part 6, Equal Justice

The Levite and his concubine and his servant stopped for the night at “Gibeah, which belongs to Benjamin” (Judges 19:14). No one offered to take them in and give them shelter for… https://www.gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2019/07-2019/no-king-in-israel-part-6-equal-justice/

No King in Israel, part 5, The Harlot Concubine

Judges 19:1 says, 18 Now it came about in those days, when there was no king in Israel, that there was a certain Levite staying in the remote part of the hill country of… https://www.gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2019/07-2019/no-king-in-israel-part-5-the-harlot-concubine/

No King in Israel, part 4, When Justice is subverted

The band of five Danites received the blessing from the idolatrous priest in the house of Micah, so we continued their journey north to find a vulnerable city to conquer. Judges… https://www.gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2019/07-2019/no-king-in-israel-part-4-when-justice-is-subverted/

No King in Israel, part 3, Idols of the heart

Samuel’s second story in Judges 17:7-13 is a continuation of the first in regard to the corruption of the priests. Micah the Ephraimite ordained his own son as his family priest,… https://www.gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2019/07-2019/no-king-in-israel-part-3-idols-of-the-heart/

No King in Israel, part 2, Spiritual Degeneration

When Samuel wrote that there was no king in Israel, he was speaking on two levels. First, it was the time before kings reigned in Israel; second, the people were already refusing… https://www.gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2019/07-2019/no-king-in-israel-part-2-spiritual-degeneration/

No King in Israel, part 1

The last five chapters of the book of Judges appear to be out of order insofar as chronology is concerned. However, when Samuel wrote this book, his intention was first to give an… https://www.gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2019/07-2019/no-king-in-israel-part-1/

The Book of Ruth, part 24 (final), Imputation and faith

We have shown how the laws of redemption give a near kinsman the right to redeem, and we have seen how Christ came as the Son of Man to be Adam’s near kinsman. This gave him the… https://www.gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2019/06-2019/the-book-of-ruth-part-24-final-imputation-and-faith/

The Book of Ruth, part 23, Laws of Redemption

There are many who believe that Jesus Christ is our Redeemer, but most believers today do not know the laws of redemption. When I was a child, we often sang the old hymn, I Will… https://www.gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2019/06-2019/the-book-of-ruth-part-23-laws-of-redemption/

The Book of Ruth, part 22, Taking the sandal

Ruth 4:7 says, 7 Now this was the custom in former times in Israel concerning the redemption and the exchange of land to confirm any matter: a man removed his sandal and gave it… https://www.gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2019/06-2019/the-book-of-ruth-part-22-taking-the-sandal/

The Book of Ruth, part 21, The court case

It was not Boaz’ duty to marry Ruth. There was a closer kinsman whose duty it was, whether it was an older man such as Elimelech’s brother or his brother’s son. We are not told,… https://www.gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2019/06-2019/the-book-of-ruth-part-21-the-court-case/

The Book of Ruth, part 20, From Law to Love

As we have seen, it is important to fulfill the law of God in accordance with the covenant that essentially defines the law’s implementation. The law of sonship must be… https://www.gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2019/06-2019/the-book-of-ruth-part-20-from-law-to-love/

The Book of Ruth, part 19, Inheritance and Sonship

The law of sonship in Deuteronomy 25 is largely based on the more basic laws of inheritance. In the days of Ruth and Boaz, the land itself represented the promise of God,… https://www.gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2019/06-2019/the-book-of-ruth-part-19-inheritance-and-sonship/

The Book of Ruth, part 18, Preserving the Name of Jesus

After Boaz discovered Ruth lying at his feet, she told him that she desired him to marry her in order to fulfill the lawful requirement set forth in Deuteronomy 25:5-10. Boaz… https://www.gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2019/06-2019/the-book-of-ruth-part-18-preserving-the-name-of-jesus/

The Book of Ruth, part 17, Finding a Redeemer

Ruth’s ephah of barley was worth five shekels of silver, which was the normal wage for ten days of labor. Laborers were normally paid a half shekel per day. Five is the biblical… https://www.gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2019/06-2019/the-book-of-ruth-part-17-finding-a-redeemer/

The Book of Ruth, part 16, The Blessing of God

After Ruth brought home gleanings to Naomi, we read in Ruth 2:19, 20, 19 Her mother-in-law then said to her, “Where did you glean today and where did you work? May he who took… https://www.gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2019/06-2019/the-book-of-ruth-part-16-the-blessing-of-god/

The Book of Ruth, part 15, Prophetic Measures

The ephah of barley that Ruth gleaned from Boaz’ field represented a Pentecostal measure of the Holy Spirit. An ephah is ten omers (Exodus16:36) but only a tenth of a homer… https://www.gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2019/06-2019/the-book-of-ruth-part-15-prophetic-measures/

The Book of Ruth, part 14, The Generosity of God

Boaz treated Ruth with respect and love as she gleaned in his field of barley, speaking to her kindly and with comforting words. More than that, after their initial conversation,… https://www.gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2019/06-2019/the-book-of-ruth-part-14-the-generosity-of-god/

The Book of Ruth, part 13, Words of Comfort

In Ruth 2:8 and 9, Boaz told Ruth to glean only from his field so that he could guarantee her safety. He also gave her equal access to the water jars being used by his servants.… https://www.gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2019/06-2019/the-book-of-ruth-part-10-words-of-comfort/

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