Ruth pictures Gentiles today who accept Jesus as their Jewish Redeemer and get “spiritually engaged.” Samuel hears God at a time when others were far from God.
Israel learns how dangerous it is to make a decision before asking God for direction. God makes the sun stand still.
Jesus tells His disciples that the elders will reject Him, that the Romans will put Him to death, and that He will rise again on the third day. Jesus presents Himself as King.
O: David reigns over Israel, experiencing temptations and trials, but always turning back to God with his whole heart.
WN: Solomon concludes that life without God is meaningless. The Song of Solomon pictures the love between Jesus Christ and the Church.
O: King Saul tries to kill David who learns to rest in his faith of God.
WN: Solomon tells of what he learns by experiencing a variety of life approaches.
O: God replaces the disobedient King Saul with King David.
WN: Proverbs emphasize the importance of passing on God’s wisdom to others.