Ruth 1

Ruth and the Redeemer

Ruth 1:1-22

But when it {Religions} comes to solving rather than stoking the global problems of the twenty-first century, they don’t seem to offer much.

Harari, Y.N., 2018. 21 Lessons for the 21st Century. Jonathan Cape, London. (use)

Genesis 3:15

...Her offspring will crush your head (use)

Genesis 12:1-3

And through you I will bless all the nations. (use)

Judges 21:25

...the people did just as they pleased (use)

Ruth 1


Ruth 1:1-2

Long ago, in the days before Israel had a king, there was a famine in the land. So a man named Elimelech, who belonged to the clan of Ephrath and who lived in Bethlehem in Judah, went with his wife Naomi and their two sons Mahlon and Chilion to live for a while in the country of Moab. While they were living there, Long ago, in the days before Israel had a king, there was a famine in the land. So a man named Elimelech, who belonged to the clan of Ephrath and who lived in Bethlehem in Judah, went with his wife Naomi and their two sons Mahlon and Chilion to live for a while in the country of Moab. While they were living there, (use)

Judges 11:18

The entry to promised land routed around Moab. (use)

Leviticus 26:20

All your hard work will do you no good, because your land will not produce crops and the trees will not bear fruit. (use)

Deuteronomy 7:3

Do not marry any of them, and do not let your children marry any of them, (use)

Either these were Proselytes when they married them, or they sinned in marrying them, and therefore were punished with short life, and want of issue.

Wesley, J., 1765. Explanatory Notes. (use)

Thousands in the world that now is, have been undone by ungodly marriages; for there is more likelihood that the good will be perverted, than that the bad will be converted.

Henry, M., 1896. Matthew Henry’s Commentary on the Whole Bible. (use)

Ruth 1:13

...The LORD has turned against me, and I feel very sorry for you. (use)

I want a King on the throne and a happy ending for my children. I want His plans to line up with mine.

Henley, M., 2019. Cancer and God's Sovereignty (use)

The conversion of sinners depends on their recognition that they are not victims of someone else and they are not victims of an indifferent or hostile God.

MacArthur, J., 2018. Social Justice and the Gospel, Part 2. (use)

Ruth 1:16

But Ruth answered, "Don't ask me to leave you! Let me go with you. Wherever you go, I will go; wherever you live, I will live. Your people will be my people, and your God will be my God. (use)

One goes, on stays the mystery of conversion occurs here. Everything but YHWH or YHWH and nothing else.

We are drawn to God by a work of His supernatural grace, and we can never trace back to find where the work began. (September 25th)

Chambers, O., 2017. My Utmost for His Highest. (use)

Joshua 24:15

...As for my family and me, we will serve the LORD. (use)

Joel 2:31-32

The sun will be darkened, and the moon will turn red as blood before the great and terrible day of the LORD comes. But all who ask the LORD for help will be saved. As the LORD has said, ‘Some in Jerusalem will escape; those whom I choose will survive.’ (use)

Acts 2:21

Joel quoted by Peter. (use)

Luke 11:9

...ask, and you will receive; seek, and you will find;... (use)

Ruth 1:21

When I left here, I had plenty, but the LORD has brought me back without a thing. Why call me Naomi when the LORD Almighty has condemned me and sent me trouble? (use)

Each strand of sorrow has a place, Within this tapestry of grace; So through the trials I choose to say: "Your perfect will in your perfect way."

Getty, K., 2010. The Perfect Wisdom of Our God. (use)

The mistake we're making here is to think that happiness is the be-all, end-all and that it is always God's will for us to be happy, so if we find ourselves in circumstances that aren't perfectly happy, we must have missed God’s guidance, he hasn’t given it to us yet, or somehow he's not hearing us.

Brownback, L., 2019. Why Our Feelings ≠ Knowing God's Will. (use)

Genesis 42:5

sons of Jacob came ... to buy corn (use)

Ruth 2


Ruth 2:2

One day Ruth said to Naomi, "Let me go to the fields to gather the corn that the harvest workers leave. I am sure to find someone who will let me work with him." Naomi answered, "Go ahead, my daughter." (use)

Leviticus 19:9-10

When you harvest your fields, do not cut the corn at the edges of the fields, and do not go back to cut the ears of corn that were left. Do not go back through your vineyard to gather the grapes that were missed or to pick up the grapes that have fallen; leave them for poor people and foreigners. I am the LORD your God. (use)

Deuteronomy 24:19 not go back for it; it is to be left for the foreigners, orphans, and widows,... (use)

Deuteronomy 10:17-19

The LORD your God is supreme over all gods and over all powers. He is great and mighty, and he is to be feared. He does not show partiality, and he does not accept bribes. He makes sure that orphans and widows are treated fairly; he loves the foreigners who live with our people, and gives them food and clothes. So then, show love for those foreigners, because you were once foreigners in Egypt. (use)

Ruth 2:4

Some time later Boaz himself arrived from Bethlehem and greeted the workers. "The LORD be with you!" he said. "The LORD bless you!" they answered. (use)

Ruth 2:8-9

...not to molest you. And whenever you are thirsty, go and drink... (use)

Ruth 2:12

May the LORD reward you for what you have done. May you have a full reward from the LORD God of Israel, to whom you have come for protection! (use)

Ruth 2:20

"May the LORD bless Boaz!" Naomi exclaimed. "The LORD always keeps his promises to the living and the dead." And she went on, "That man is a close relative of ours, one of those responsible for taking care of us." (use)

Deuteronomy 25:5-6 is the duty of the dead man's brother to marry her.... (use)

Ruth 3


Ruth 3:3

So wash yourself, put on some perfume, and get dressed in your best clothes. Then go where he is threshing, but don't let him know you are there until he has finished eating and drinking. (use)

Ruth 3:11

Now don't worry, Ruth. I will do everything you ask; as everyone in town knows, you are a fine woman. (use)

Proverbs 31:10

How hard it is to find a capable wife! She is worth far more than jewels! (use)

2 Corinthians 6:14

How can light and darkness live together? (use)

Acts 17:26

From one human being he created all races on earth and made them live throughout the whole earth. He himself fixed beforehand the exact times and the limits of the places where they would live. (use)

Deuteronomy 7:4

because then they would lead your children away from the LORD to worship other gods. If that happens, the LORD will be angry with you and destroy you at once. (use)

Ruth 3:13

Stay here the rest of the night, and in the morning we will find out whether or not he will take responsibility for you. If so, well and good; if not, then I swear by the living LORD that I will take the responsibility. Now lie down and stay here till morning. (use)

Ruth 4


Ruth 4:10

In addition, Ruth the Moabite, Mahlon's widow, becomes my wife. This will keep the property in the dead man's family, and his family line will continue among his people and in his town. You are witnesses to this today. (use)

Judge not the Lord by feeble sense, but trust Him for His grace; Behind a frowning providence, He hides a smiling face.

Cowper, W. 1773. Light Shining out of Darkness. (use)

It seemed that nothing happened easily for God's people, but all that happened was part of God’s faithful plan.

Lucado, M., 2013. The Story. (use)

Ruth 4:14

The women said to Naomi, "Praise the LORD ! He has given you a grandson today to take care of you. May the boy become famous in Israel!" (use)

Ruth 4:17

The women of the neighbourhood named the boy Obed. They told everyone, "A son has been born to Naomi!" Obed became the father of Jesse, who was the father of David. (use)

Matthew 1:2-6,12-16

From Abraham to King David, the following ancestors are listed: Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Judah and his brothers; then Perez and Zerah (their mother was Tamar), Hezron, Ram, Amminadab, Nahshon, Salmon, Boaz (his mother was Rahab), Obed (his mother was Ruth), Jesse, and King David. ... ...Jacob, and Joseph, who married Mary, the mother of Jesus, who was called the Messiah. ' (use)

It is the cross alone that ultimately proves the love of God to us—not the providential circumstances of our lives.

Begg, A. 2013. Name above All Names. (use)

Matthew 1:21

She will have a son, and you will name him Jesus — because he will save his people from their sins. (use)

...take heart, dear believer: our God reigns. We are in the secure grip of God’s sovereign grace through faith in His crucified, risen, and exalted Son. Christ, the omnipotent monster slayer, is coming again. Abide in Him. You have nothing to fear.

Payne, J.D. 2018. Fear and the Reign of God. (use)

The purpose of the incarnation was redemption. God came in the flesh to take sin away, not to accomplish something for Himself. The Cross is the central event in time and eternity, and the answer to all the problems of both.

Chambers, O., 2017. My Utmost for His Highest. (use)