Saturday, September 15, 2012


Starting into the book of Ruth tomorrow and discovering the Hebrew word "hesed."

"...hesed (NIV "kindness") cannot be translated with one English word. It is a covenant term, wrapping up in itself all the positive attributes of God: love, covenant faithfulness, mercy, grace, kindness, loyalty. In short, it refers to acts of devotion and lovingkindness that go beyond the requirements of duty."

[Daniel Block, NAC Judges, Ruth, pg. 634-635]


I have studied the book of Ruth about 3 times now, and each time I glean more and more. Definitely one of my all time favorite books (although I say that about so many!).
The first time that I really studied Ruth and learned about Hesed, God truly spoke to me. Looking forward to reading your posts on Ruth.

Thanks, Victoria! Glad to hear that you're reading along with me.