Life is now settling into a pleasant routine for Naomi and Ruth. Boaz tells Ruth to glean only in his fields and Naomi seconds this plan. Ruth 2:17-23 – 17  So she gleaned in the field until even, and beat out that she had gleaned: and it was about an ephah of barley. 18  And she … [Read more…]

Grace at Work

Ruth continues to move up from poverty-stricken foreigner to someone with enough food to share. Ruth 2:14-16 14  And Boaz said unto her, At mealtime come thou hither, and eat of the bread, and dip thy morsel in the vinegar. And she sat beside the reapers: and he reached her parched corn, and she did eat, … [Read more…]

God’s Exceeding Abundance

The verses we are going to look at today in Ruth are some of my favourites in the book. They show the seeds of a new love being planted. We learn more of the character of Boaz and Ruth. Being attracted to someone’s character is so much more important than looks. Looks can and will … [Read more…]

Quietly Waiting

  Chapter two contains a lot of dialogue. Boaz and his servant(s), Boaz and Ruth, Ruth and Naomi. You learn a lot about people from what they say and how they say it. Ruth 2:5-9 5 Then said Boaz unto his servant that was set over the reapers, Whose damsel is this? 6  And the … [Read more…]

Dawning Hope

Today we’re introduced to a new character in the story of Ruth – Boaz. Ruth 2:1-9 1 And Naomi had a kinsman of her husband’s, a mighty man of wealth, of the family of Elimelech; and his name was Boaz. 2  And Ruth the Moabitess said unto Naomi, Let me now go to the field, … [Read more…]

Comfort in Despair

I can’t say that the last four verses of Chapter One in Ruth are very encouraging. Sometimes the Bible is like that. Just like in real life things can look quite bad before they start getting better. Ruth 1:19-22… 19 So they two went until they came to Bethlehem. And it came to pass, when … [Read more…]

God’s Goodness In Trials

I am enjoying going through the book of Ruth again and creating these studies. It’s a blessing to me to be reminded of the richness in this book. I was reminded this week that although we view this book as a love story, the word “love” is not found anywhere in the book. I was … [Read more…]