Kirribilli Neutral Bay

Recognising God’s kindness

Redeeming Ruth
12 September 2010
Mark Smith
Ruth 2

We are quick to spot injustices – but do we see the kindness as easily?  How would you know if God was being kind to you?

Ruth is a book of kindness.  In chapter 1, Naomi’s bitterness blinded her to seeing it, but as the story rolls on we are drawn to Ruth & Boaz.  Ruth knows herself to be an outsider – looking for favour & kindness.  Boaz understands what it is to be a gracious insider & is lavishly kind.  As we see these two interact, the very kindness of God is revealed to us all.