Introducing …. Ruth

We are introduced to Ruth in the book of Ruth.  She was a Moabite woman who married one of the son’s of Elimelek and Naomi.    In the first chapter of Ruth, we find out that Naomi’s husband died, and she was left with her 2 sons.   Ten years later, both of Naomi’s son’s died, and she was left with her two daughters in law, Orpah and Ruth.  She encouraged both of her daughters in law to return to their homes.  Orpah did so, but Ruth was determined to remain with Naomi.

While with Naomi, she met a family relative of Elimelek’s named Boaz.  She worked in his fields, gleaning wheat behind the other harvesters that went before her.  Boaz treated her kindly, and Naomi was determined to find a home for her daughter in law for her kindness to her.   Boaz became Ruth’s  guardian- redeemer.  Boaz took her as his wife, and she conceived a son, Obed, who is the grandfather of King David.

 

To learn more about Ruth, you can find her in the Old Testament book of Ruth.

8 Comments

  1. That was kind of…quick?

  2. That’s why it is called “Introducing” I did a poll awhile back that some of the readers did not know anything about the women that I chose for the poll. This way, they can get an overview about each woman introduced, and if they want to read more about her, they can find her in the Bible and read “the rest of the story”. It’s not meant to be a bible study, just giving some information about the women in Poll #77.

  3. Sounds about right. Thanks for the explanation :).

  4. I think there should be an explanation about what she did that was so great.

  5. The story of Ruth interests me each time i read it. There is always something new each time i glean through it. oops. pun not intended. lol!

  6. Hi RuthAnn. From what spicynutmeg said I gather that Ruth was a loyal DIL and a hard worker who acted selflessly and was ultimately rewarded for her service. If that piques your curiosity and you want to study her rather than just get an introduction then you can read about her in the Old Testament. Does that help ;) hope so.

  7. I like the book of Ruth because it shows how God can use improbable people and situations to accomplish His will. It also shows that being faithful in difficult situations pays off in unexpected ways.

  8. I don’t think the point of this story is what Ruth did that made her great. She was a good woman, loyal, humble, and bold, but I think the point of the story is what God does with her situation. He took an impoverished foreign woman in what could have been a dangerous situation and provided a kinsman-redeemer for her, someone who would love her and provide for her at a cost to himself. It is a picture of what Christ did for us when we were unable to provide for ourselves He loved us and redeemed us at a cost to Himself.


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