Tag Archives: Ruth

“Reflections on Ruth” Released

We just finished our adventure through the book of Ruth the other, and now I’ve added the entire collection of posts to my website for those of you who enjoy them all together. I’m always amazed how often people will … Continue reading

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Ruth: Some Final Thoughts

Thinking about the story of Ruth, it’s hard to come away from it without the sense that God really does work in the lives of His people. He certainly did so in ancient times, and maybe we sometimes feel like … Continue reading

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Naomi, Ruth and Boaz Have Much to Teach Us

Looking at our adventure in the book of Ruth, it should be obvious to anyone that this story has much to teach us. I’m not going to say that the things I mention about them are an exhaustive and encyclopedic … Continue reading

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Endings and Beginnings

Ruth 4:13-22 After the scene that takes place in verses 1-12 of chapter four, Boaz and Ruth are married. There is not a single word in the text about their life together; other than they had a son named Obed. … Continue reading

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Boaz Acts

Ruth 4:1-12 After Ruth left Boaz and returned to the place where she and Naomi were staying, Boaz went to town. He stopped at the town gates where the Elders were to be found, which was a customary place for … Continue reading

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Ruth Acts

Ruth 3:6-18 Naomi gave Ruth some unconventional advice in the first 5 verses of chapter three, now Ruth takes her advice and acts upon it. After the harvest is complete, it is winnowing time, and after the winnowing is complete, … Continue reading

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What Was She Thinking?

One day Ruth’s mother-in-law Naomi said to her, “My daughter, I must find a home for you, where you will be well provided for. Now Boaz, with whose women you have worked, is a relative of ours. Tonight he will be winnowing barley on … Continue reading

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Naomi’s Reaction

Ruth 2:18-22 After the events of Ruth 2:1-17, Ruth returns home with the grain she had obtained from her gleaning in the fields of Boaz. First, she gives the leftovers from her meal to Naomi to eat, and then Naomi, … Continue reading

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Working in the Fields

Ruth 2:1-17 Chapter 2 begins with a statement: Now Naomi had a relative on her husband’s side, a man of standing from the clan of Elimelek, whose name was Boaz. (2:1) This verse seems to come out of left field; it interrupts the … Continue reading

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Hardship and an Uncertain Future

Ruth 1:6-22 We pick up the story in the midst of calamity for Naomi and her two daughters in law. All of their husbands have died and they have no way to earn a living in Moab without them and … Continue reading

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