Ruth 1:1-6 "The Road to Nowhere" Sermon Series: The Story of Ruth

This week we begin our new series in The Book of Ruth by taking a look at the actions and tragic consequences that set the stage for this wonderful story of God’s redemption. In the midst of days when there was no king in Israel, Judges 21:25 tell us that everyone did what was right in his own eyes. This included a man named Elimelech who fled Bethlehem in Judah with his wife and two sons during a famine to sojourn in Moab. What follows in the story is a reminder for all of us that even when we turn our back on God’s faithfulness, He never turns His back on us and is working “behind the scenes” in amazing ways to prove His faithfulness to us.