14-20 September 2014

“‘I will do everything you say,’ Ruth answered.” (v. 5)
Ruth 3:1-5
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"'He shall be to you a restorer of life and a nourisher of your old age; for the daughter-in-law who loves you, who is more to you than seven sons, has borne him.' Then Naomi took the child and laid him in her bosom, and became his nurse. The women of the neighbourhood gave him a name. 'A son has been born to Naomi.'" (vv. 15-17)
Ruth 4:13-17
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“The Lord said to Gideon, ‘The troops with you are too many for me to give the Midianites into their hand. Israel would only take the credit away from me, saying, “My own hand has delivered me.”’” (v. 2)
Judges 7:2-23
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"Then his lord summoned him and said to him, 'You wicked slave! I forgave you all that debt because you pleaded with me. Should you not have had mercy on your fellow-slave, as I had mercy on you?' And in anger his lord handed him over to be tortured until he would pay his entire debt. So my heavenly Father will also do to every one of you, if you do not forgive your brother or sister from your heart." (vv. 32-35)
Matthew 18:21-35
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"Then Boaz said to his servant who was in charge of the reapers, 'To whom does this young woman belong?'" (v.5)
Ruth 2:1-23
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"But Ruth said, 'Do not press me to leave you or to turn back from following you! Where you go, I will go; where you lodge, I will lodge; your people shall be my people, and your God my God.'" (v. 16)
Ruth 1:1-18
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"Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not regard equality with God as something to be exploited, but emptied himself, taking the form of a slave." (vv. 5-7)
Philippians 2:6-11
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