In the BCaD project we’ve just finished the book of Judges.
And for those who are wondering what this project is about, it is reading a chapter of the Bible each day and posting a short summary / reflection from it on social media. And if you would like to get involved please feel free to do so.
So far we have worked through:
And as we read through the book of Judges we saw – from relatively good beginnings – things getting worse and worse as the people turned away from following God and did what they each thought was right.
To give us a glimmer of hope we’re going to look briefly at the book of Ruth, a story of a few individuals that took place:
In the days when the judges ruled, (Ruth 1:1a)
And as we do so we will see that God is still at work and that His purposes for His people will still be carried out. It ends with a family tree giving the people hope that a king would come – and a king who was able to bring the people back into a better relationship with God.
And after thinking about the story of Ruth we’ll turn our attention to another of the Gospels, to John, that tells the story of a greater king, a king recognised by some as the king of Israel
But whose reign actually extends over the whole earth.