The Book of Joshua tells of the conquest of the land of Canaan by the Israelites and illustrates how God’s people can have victory through faith. Following Joshua’s death, the nation of Israel entered a time of instability. After reading of the turbulent rule of the judges, we may think that Israel was filled only with faithfulness, apostasy, and moral degradation. The beautiful Book of Ruth shows that faith, goodness, and love still lingered; even in the worst of times, there are those who are faithful to God.
NOTE: The study text for this course is People’s Old Testament Notes: Joshua, Judges, and Ruth. This text, used by permission from Clyde M. Woods, is briefer than a course based on a Truth for Today Commentary.