Thursday, May 26, 2011

The Book Of Ruth In Nine Pictures

I finished the Book of Ruth a while ago and here is my review...

During the time of the judges God was angry (again) with the Jews.

Being God means never having to say you're sorry.
God decides a famine is in order to get them Jews back in line.

Famine: God's way of telling you to step up your faith.

Naomi, her husband, and her sons move to Moab. Her two boys marry Ruth and Oprah.

And in the grand tradition of secondary characters, the husband and boys die with no explanation.

I dooz whatz I wantz whenz I wantz.
In the meantime, the Lord had come to the aid of his people by providing food for them. What a great guy.

Naomi decides to go back home to the Jews. Ruth, who was married to one of her sons, chooses to go with her. Oprah, who was married to Naomi's other son, decides to stay in Moab.

I guess that makes sense in her mind.
Ruth wants God to be her God, and His people her people, even though she isn't a Jew.

Ruth using faith based dating techniques.
Because Ruth goes above and beyond following God's law she finds a rich guy to marry!

Ruth and the rich guy have a baby, Obed. Obed turns out to be the grandfather of King David.

 The moral of the story?
As long as you obey and you're a major character, God will look out for you!

*Joking aside, I found the Book of Ruth an eloquent and easy to read short story. You just have to get your mind around that moral cesspool of a deity.

1 comment:

  1. It's Orpah, not Oprah. The television deity's mom got it out of the bible but evidently couldn't even spell it right. Our lesson: if you're going to get your name out of a dusty book of myths, bring a copy of it with you to the Hall of Records when filling out the birth certificate.


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