Luke 19:41-48: The Thresher, the Threshing Floor, and the Temple

Threshing Floor 2

A threshing floor is a violent place, of division and separation.  A farmer takes the cultivated harvest and casts the grain stalks on to a compacted floor.  Sinewy muscles stretch and strain, beating and separating the seed’s outer bran from the starchy inside.  Now, if wealthier, an ox will trudge through this crushing task, not […]

Ruth: Lesson 4: At the Threshing Floor

Ruth at Boaz Feet

Ruth’s mother-in-law, Naomi, now realizes that God was not against her but was caring for her even in her difficulties.  She is now excited that one of her redeemers (and thus, Ruth’s redeemer) is showing an interest in Ruth.  No longer “bitter,” Naomi now plans.  Ruth has now been working in Boaz’s field for about […]