Ruth’s Reward; or, Cheer for Converts

June 29, 1884

Ruth's Reward; or, Cheer for Converts   “The Lord recompense thy work, and a full reward be given thee of the Lord God of Israel, under whose wings thou art come to trust.”— Ruth ii. 12.   THIS was the language of Boaz, a man of substance and of note in Bethlehem, to a poor stranger of whom he …


Ruth Deciding for God

April 21, 1881

Ruth Deciding for God   “And Ruth said, Intreat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee: for whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge: thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God.” — Ruth i. 16.   THIS was a very brave, outspoken confession of …


Mealtime in the Cornfields

August 2, 1863

Mealtime in the Cornfields   “And Boaz said unto her, At mealtime come thou hither, and eat of the bread, and dip thy morsel in the vinegar. And she sat beside the reapers: and he reached her parched corn, and she did eat, and was sufficed, and left.”—Ruth 2:14.    IF we lived in the country, it would not …


A Sermon for Gleaners

August 10, 1862

A SERMON FOR GLEANERS   “ Boaz commanded his young men, saying, Let her glean even among the sheaves, and reproach her not: and let fall also some of the handfuls of purpose for her, and leave them, that she may glean them, and rebuke her not.” — Ruth 2:15-16        ALL the world dependeth upon the labour of …


Spiritual Gleaning

October 15, 1856

Spiritual Gleaning   “Let her glean even among the sheaves, and reproach her not.” — Ruth ii. 15.   OUR country cousins have been engaged recently in harvest occupations, and most of them understand what is meant by gleaning. Perhaps they are not all of them so wise as to understand the heavenly art of spiritual gleaning. That is …