In the immediate generations after taking and inhabiting the promised land, the Israelites cycle through disobedience and judgment from the Lord. Each time, the Lord raises up judges to point His people back to him. Still, they go through cycles of sin, rescue, worship and more sin. We meet characters like Samson, Ehud, Gideon and more… all with their own unique anointing from the Lord. The book of Ruth is set in the time of the Judges. It stands as a stunning picture of the love, loyalty and covenant faithfulness, in line with the heart of God for His people… a foreshadowing of the Kinsman Redeemer Jesus would become for us.