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Practical Living: Turn Arounds, Part 3 – Ruth (#859)

Practical Living: Turn Arounds, Part 3 – Ruth (#859)
Having previously looked at some records of turnarounds, specifically those of Ahab, Hezekiah and Paul; today we’ll look at the record of Ruth.  Ruth was a woman who at that time in her culture had most everything going against her: she was a widow among widows, away from her family, during a famine.  Yet she saw great deliverance and success.
Taught by Bruce Mahone on 20141019.    All rights reserved.
Verse Listing and Notes
Ruth 1:1-18; (ch. 2-4) 4:13-22: Ruth chose the true God.  Kinsman redeemer. Mat. 1:5.
(Ruth 3:7) There is an orientalism (eastern cultural custom) is this verse – They drink at the end of a meal (coffee or milk), this does not necessarily mean liquor.  Threshing floors are always on a high, rocky place.  Oxen and buffalo walk on the grain to crush it down.  The mouth of the ox should not be muzzled.  The laborer is worthy of his hire.  This work is always done at night by moonlight.  No women are allowed on the threshing floor at night.  The owner comes and sits on a pile of corn in the corner.
(Ruth 3:9) There is an orientalism (eastern cultural custom) is this verse- She lay down at his feet as a sign of submission, surrender.  She was asking him to redeem her, marry her.  She asked him to spread his mantle (not skirt) over her.  In doing so, he was showing protection, promising to marry her.

859 Practical Living Turn Arounds, Part 3 – Ruth

Practical Living: Turn Arounds, Part 2 – Paul cont. (#858)

Practical Living: Turn Arounds, Part 2  – Paul cont. (#858)
This is a continuation of our study of turnarounds in the Bible, here we continue reading from Acts of the record of Paul’s life and how God brought Paul through some very tough circumstances after he disobeyed God and returned to Jerusalem.
Taught by Bruce Mahone on 20141005.    All rights reserved.
Verse Listing
Acts 21:37-23:10        Paul before the Sanhedrin
Acts 23:11                   And the night following the Lord stood by him, and said, Be of good cheer,
Acts 23:12ff                 Paul barely escapes the mob
Acts 24:27                    But after two years Porcius Festus left Paul bound.
Acts 25:10                    Then said Paul, I stand at Caesar’s judgment seat
Acts 27:23-24               For there stood by me this night the angel of God, Saying, Fear not, Paul;
Acts 28:23                     He expounded and testified the kingdom of God concerning Jesus
Acts 28:30-31               And Paul dwelt two whole years preaching the kingdom of God
Gal 6:18                         Brethren, the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ [be] with your spirit. Amen. [[[To [the] Galatians written from Rome.]]]
Eph 6:24                        [[[To [the] Ephesians written from Rome, by Tychicus.]]]
Phil 1:12-18                   Fallen out unto the furtherance of the gospel, all in the palace
Phl 4:22-23                     They of Caeasar’s household salute you. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ [be] with you all. Amen. [[[To [the] Philippians written from Rome, by Epaphroditus.]]]
Col 4:18                          The salutation by the hand of me Paul. Remember my bonds. Grace [be] with you. Amen. [[[Written from Rome to Colossians by Tychicus and Onesimus.]]]
2Ti 1:16-17                     But, when he was in Rome, he sought me out very diligently, and found [me].
2 Tim 4:16                      Nevertheless, the Lord stood with me
2Ti 4:22                            [[[The second [epistle] unto Timotheus, ordained the first bishop of the church of the Ephesians, was written from Rome, when Paul was brought before Nero the second time.]]]
Phm 1:25                         [[[Written from Rome to Philemon, by Onesimus a servant.]]]