Sermons on Ruth

“The Book of Boaz: Caring for the Vulnerable”

The world is full of vulnerable people. The book of Ruth tells the story of a vulnerable young woman who leaves her country to join her mother-inlaw and live in the land of Israel. It’s also the story of one man who protected her in her vulnerability – a man named Boaz. Today, we want to see his story and see how he protected this vulnerable woman who had left her own people, even her own religion, to be part of the nation of Israel and to worship the God of Israel. We may notice people around us who are vulnerable, some of whom are: children, immigrants and refugees, women, ethnic minorities, the sick, and others. How would we care for them with the care God calls us to demonstrate?