The Parable of the Good Samaritan
An illustration by Jesus about what love for others looks like with an instruction to 'be like' the Samaritan
Ruth 1.1 - 4.22
The story of Ruth
Ruth showed great strength of character in supporting her aged mother-in-law: leaving her own people; making the promise 'your people will be my people and your God will be my God' and then working as a gleaner in the fields to ensure they both survived. She was 'rewarded' by marriage, a family, and being an ancestor of Jesus.
Solomon asks God for Wisdom
Solomon asked for wisdom and not riches and honour - because he did not ask for them he is given riches and honour as well as wisdom.
The Angel brought a 'true' message to Mary - the events promised came to pass. A deeper 'truth' is announced - The Son of God coming into the world [who was the 'Way the Truth and the Life' John 14] Mary believed in this truth and lived her life accordingly