Today evangelism does not come with a clear message of necessary obedience to God’s instructions for living.—. Under His wings, under His wings, Who from His love can sever? Sometimes it's good to leave something ambiguous to give your reader a chance to fill in the blank if he has caught on. ~ Once you were dead because of your disobedience and your many sins, in which you formerly walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, of the spirit that is now working in the sons of disobedience. Abiding under the shadow of God means choosing to make it our home. There is only ONE perfect Man ever to have lived. I regretfully acknowledge we live in a world of “drive through” theology,” i.e., fast food fixes!! We “shema” (wonderful word!) It means- “He is the LORD- He does not change.” When G-d speaks, He never- ever says, “oops” or “uh-oh” or “sorry about that.” “Every word of G-d is pure”. Under His wings--what a refuge in sorrow! )- ~this is the day which the LORD has made~ On the bloody tree behold Him; She has set her heart on God for hope and joy. Does he want us to think of grace as a kindness we earn? If you tarry till you’re better, True Christianity, all friends, is a restoration of relationship. He will cover you with His pinions, And under His wings you may seek refuge; His faithfulness is a shield and bulwark. Hey dead man.. doesn’t that just make you so angry? Neither is the persecution of the chosen ones- the Jewish people. This is just another conformation that YHVH, to all His children, all over the world has the same topic on His mind!!!! He has promised to keep our life from all harm and danger, to protect our minds from discouragement and despair, and to safeguard our hearts with His … So Ruth and bitter Naomi settle in Bethlehem. Seems to me as though this is where many “followers” are today. Also, (very freeing to myself) is this: “there is ONE (and only ONE) perfect person ever to have lived!” (and guess what?- it isn’t me!) Proud people don't say thanks. Sweet providence as well as bitter comes to Naomi in chapter 1. 55:5–7). “What He says, we must do.. where He sends we must go..- Yes!- Shema! But I will boast in Jesus Christ !Ephesians 2:8-9-For by grace are ye saved through faith…. For He has said, the LORD Jesus (who is the Christ) has said- to everyone who believes- if you love me- keep my commandments. He is good to all who take refuge under his wings. And when a person does that, God's honor is at stake and he will be merciful. No astonishment at grace. Antimonianism is strong today and sadly even those who say they are His promote it. How are sinners (such as we are) “rightly-related” to our Creator? 7She said, 'Pray, let me glean and gather among the sheaves after the reapers.' He is the Master. “Shema” if I was stranded on a desert island and had only one word to keep me company- it would be “shema”. One blow after another caused Naomi to say (1:13, 20), "The hand of the Lord has gone forth against me . Ruth knows how to take initiative, but she is not pushy or presumptuous but meek and humble. So she came, and she has continued from early morning until now, without resting even for a moment. And evidently she saw a need in Naomi's life and sensed God calling her to meet that need. Oh yes!- Very Jewish. World English Bible He will cover you with his feathers. “Thy Kingdom come, thy will be done, on EARTH as it is in Heaven!! I read this one & my first thought was, ‘Wow! 5Then Boaz said to his servant who was in charge of the reapers, "Whose maiden is this?" And he provides for her thirst by telling her to drink from what the men have drawn. He told us what we would do to show our love for Him, what is important to Him and how our “love” could be actually measured. Ruth happened to come to Boaz's field because God is gracious and sovereign even when he is silent. But God has promised to cover us with His pinions and provide refuge under His wings, and His faithfulness is a shield and buckler for all who trust in Him. She tells her what happened with Boaz, and in verse 20 Naomi's theology of God's sovereignty serves her well. Under his wings you will take refuge. Or, poor Job, what sin has he commited that God has punished him like this. When God came to Noah with instructions Noah set right to work. Pam, one of my favorite old Baptist hymns that i sang as a child & young woman – i still love.. “And I know whom I have believed and am persuaded the He is able to keep that which I’ve committed unto Him against that day.” i can sing it over & over again…, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5KMWd8nEQ2s&feature=related. He shall cover thee with his feathers - He shall act towards thee as the hen does to her brood, - take thee under his wings when birds of prey appear, and also shelter thee from chilling blasts. – “If you abide in me and my words abide in you”- ask what you will and it shall be done..but ask in faith- believing. We are not free to do as we wish- sin all we want to- GOD FORBID! It’s now my opinion that like Noah, all I can do is prepare and point, learn and PATIENTLY teach. Be like Ruth. May I introduce you to my favorite Russian Jewish refugee composer of all time. But that is not the Christian message, at least not to those who lived or were close to the Savior, who were most plugged in to his message. tHis victory is also ours when we thoroughly understand what “not I, but Christ” is referring to. ~ For this is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptation “Christ Jesus came into this world to save sinners of whom I am chief”- Paul, (or Rabbi Sha’ul)- came to recognize and to realize His need of someone to deliver him. Lost and ruined by the fall; I once heard on a CD by John McArthur, where John stated that 70-75% of “Christians” sitting in church, were not saved, even though they believed they were, his point being that they were not “bearing fruit” that would give witness to their salvation. LOL! My thoughts go to a personal relationship issue that I have with a family member: this person continually tries to show their love for me by doing peripheral good deeds to that makes THEM happy. It slays me (so to speak) that blindness in part has happened unto Israel. As the scriptures simply state: “without Me you can do nothing”- and this includes Torah obedience. . Sinner, will this not suffice? My phone pinged. Weak and wounded, sick and sore; They are not paying her wages for her work. – Why? We expect kindness and are astonished and resentful if we don't get our rights. Hi Jan, “Do this- and you will live..” Trust and obey- for there is no other way. This is a common teaching in the Old Testament. Ron and I can do nothing more these days without getting horribly sidetracked. Found favor – Now this is important, so pay close attention.  We have examined the Hebrew word hesed, discovering that it isn’t accurately portrayed by the single idea of “lovingkindness” or “mercy.”  That’s because hesed presupposes obligation established by mutual relationship.  Hesed, the word we most often associate with God’s covenant, is probably closer to “faithful loyalty” than it is to some concept of forgiveness and mercy.  We noticed that hesed describes the expectation of an appropriate response, in particular, obedience toward God when He is the one who demonstrates hesed toward us.  Torah is simply the articulation of this expectation.  It is what God expects for His action on our behalf.  To refuse obedience is to refuse the offer of covenant relationship. If you plead God's value as the source of your hope instead of pleading your value as the source of God's hope, then his unwavering commitment to his own value engages all his heart for your protection and joy. Hen with out hesed, just isn’t going to happen, anymore then faith without works, which is empty. 1Now Naomi had a kinsman of her husband's, a man of wealth, of the family of Elimelech, whose name was Boaz. Under God's wings is a place for penitent sinners. He is the Spirit of Truth and of error- constantly, continously, consciously pointed us to Christ- our Standard of perfection. What she has forgotten is that in all the bitter experiences of his children God is plotting for their glory. Notice in verse 2, Naomi does not command Ruth to get out and work. I will arise and go to Jesus, She is not their employee. Most people in the world have no experience of lasting joy in their lives. I would fly away and be at rest. !perfect(-tamiym 8549) without defect,blameless & complete.Lev4:3 &14:10. It was God who seemed to have forsaken it. So I have not much else to add except, my question was one of measuring and comparison. Pleads the merit of His blood: This is the British English definition of under someone’s wing.View American English definition of under someone’s wing.. Change your default dictionary to American English. WAlked-(halak 1980)to think,talk, see,act& do in the footsteps ofyour father!!! Under the Shadow of God’s Wings There is a place in God that He has reserved for those who celebrate His excellent loving kindness. 2And Ruth the Moabitess said to Naomi, "Let me go to the field, and glean among the ears of grain after him in whose sight I shall find favor." (v. 21). After all, what’s a King without His throne? We are His image however defaced and He responds with compassion when He sees how we have missed the mark He established. God will have mercy on anyone (Palestinian or Israelite or American) who humbles himself like Ruth and takes refuge under the wings of God. the word of YHVHj, the Lamb’s Book of Life. Praise G-d for His unchanging, unfailing- never ending word(s) of Life! The fact that Noah found favor does not mean that God arbitrarily chose Noah. This expression of favor is most associated with parental care and concern for children. Jeshua is the first fruits of the new creation. Boaz, we learn, is a relative of Elimelech, Naomi's long-deceased husband. ~ The prophecy came not by the will of man in the ancient times, but when holy men of G-d spoke, being compelled by the Holy Breath~ Venture on Him, venture wholly, The Torah is our schoomaster to continously, consciously, conspicuously lead us to Christ. The prophet Ezekiel described an incredible vision of cherubim angels in Ezekiel chapter 10 of the Torah and the Bible, mentioning that the angels’ wings were “completely full of eyes” (verse 12) and “under their wings was what looked like human hands” (verse 21). And yet, we have taken it upon ourselves to spin these ways/directions/instructions and modified them to reflect what makes US feel good rather than doing what He says is appropriate between Him and His covenanted loved ones. Yes. Too much churchology and too little Torah. — As I knelt in prayer this morning I was prompted by the Spirit to respond to Skip’s message. Pogo was right- we have met the enemy and he is us. (Cf. I do not discount Torah not one jot nor one tittle, for nothing in the word(s) of G-d shall ever pass away. My way was filled with danger And I felt so alone The enemy had singled me Out to do wrong And when he drew near My heart filled with fear Then I heard someone dear Calling me to His side And I ran under His wings There He covered me, and now I can see The enemy still looks for me But what he can't see Is that I'm under my Lord's wings Under … Verse 12 gives another image that makes the employer-employee image impossible. Adam Clarke Commentary. "more grace," James 4:6). Have I not charged the young men not to molest you? As wounds which mar the chosen One, ~ For the grace of G-d that brings salvation has appeared to all men, training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age, waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great G-d and Savior Jesus (who is the) Christ, who gave Himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to purify for Himself a people for His own possession who are zealous for good works ~ (Titus 2.11-14). Boaz had just begun to show kindness to the dead. Mary, (and whosoever will) the word of G-d clearly states: “every knee shall bow- and every tongue shall confess”– does this include the pair of knees belonging to this man? We offer ourselves a “living sacrifice”- holy, (wholly holy-body-soul-mind and strength) acceptable unto the LORD for this is our “reasonable service”. This, (Hallelujah) is where the resurrection comes into play. Tho' the night deepens and tempests are wild, Still I can trust Him; I know He will keep me. No bowing down. We must assume a prior pleasing relationship in the case of Noah. Let me end by getting back to Naomi briefly. In chapter 1 of Ruth God's hand fell hard upon Naomi and her family. Dear brother John (whose very name is “beloved!”) -what an inheritance we have “in Christ!” and where does all this “blessing” begin? In 1517 Martin Luther wrote the 95 theses in reaction to a sermon by Johann Tetzel who claimed that the purchase of a letter of indulgence covered the forgiveness of sins yet to be committed.  Luther’s document initiated the Protestant Reformation.  His argument was correct, but it seems as if today’s Christianity has allowed indulgences to slip in the back door.  By separating “grace” from “law,” Christianity made indulgences free of charge.  Christianity seeks hen without hesed, favor without obligation.  It is as if we have published the ultimate indulgence.  Just say the Sinner’s Prayer, assure yourself a place in heaven, and then don’t worry about those outdated obligations of  “Jewish” Torah.   How does this theology differ from Tetzel’s except that it does not involve money?  How can hen mean anything if it is divorced from hesed?  Being a child of the Father means experiencing hen after confession and responding with hesed toward God and others.  Anything else is idolatry. Here’s a slightly more modern arrangement (but still faithful to the original). So far, so good.  But now we must add the crucial phrase rahum ve-hannun found in Exodus 34:6.  We notice that rahum (compassion) precedes hannun (grace).  In other words, confession which calls forth God’s compassion comes before God’s demonstration of favor.  It is never the other way around.  Grace is not poured out indiscriminately.  It follows acknowledgement of sin and repentance.  That grace immediately follows repentance is God’s promise, but grace does not come unbidden.  The fact that Noah found favor does not mean that God arbitrarily chose Noah.  God’s favor toward Noah is a demonstration of Noah’s prior condition of being pleasing to the Lord.  In fact, the statement that Noah found favor without any indication of supplication or confession is the only statement of its kind in the entire Tanakh.  A prior pleasing relationship must be assumed. In fact, the statement that Noah found favor without any indication of supplication or confession is the only statement of its kind in the entire Tanakh. Because she has sought refuge under his wings. Second, we see Ruth's humility. If this is G-d Incarnate (in human flesh)- is He worthy of our worship? Mary, i think you will enjoy this sermon below – it will speak to you about your feelings & dilemma for sure – validating them: Spiritualized Selfishness He shows us favor (hanan) not only because He is God but also because He finds in us something pleasing to Him. Carl declared his perception of Skip’s being at war with some, and I would agree that he may well be, and I admire Skip’s stamina in maintaining his position on that battleground. changed compleatly in my mind!!!! Definition and synonyms of under someone’s wing from the online English dictionary from Macmillan Education.. The Jews are (and forever will be) the chosen people of YHVH. The state of being rightly-related. In the former image the main idea is that of training and sustaining. – “no thanks, – I’m dead. It is all I can handle to follow the frist two commandments, and that, only by His grace and the power of His spirit. What was it about Noah that was “attractive” to G-d or let us fast forward to today and inquire- what is is about us that is so “attractive” to our Savior? She does not demand a handout. All she wants to do is gather up the leftovers after the reapers are done and she asks permission even to do that. Why does He teach us hiking when we’re young and strong and rock climbing when we’re old and tired? On the wing and under the wing suggest entirely different notions, and both need to be taken into account in order to get the many-sided beauties and promises of these great sayings. 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