An attempt to not live by bread alone, but by every Word which comes down from above - especially the portions assigned for the day from Treasury of Daily Prayer.
Saturday, October 23, 2010
October 23 - Deuteronomy 24-25
God's mercy for the poor and disadvantaged as expressed in this section of Deuteronomy's Law is good to read on the day of St. James of Jerusalem. But my mind wandered to how God was preparing in advance for the good works done in Ruth's day. Boaz had this Law guiding his farming, therefore Ruth and Naomi did not starve, therefore Boaz not only became Ruth's kinsman-redeemer, but this union also eventually led to the birth of David - and far more importantly, the birth of the Son of David, the Christ, the Son of the living God, who became poor for our sakes that we might become rich.