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Ruth 2

January 19, 2008

Here’s how the study works: Read the chapter mentioned in the heading several times during the week and share any words, thoughts, verses that stood out to you. Having a week for a chapter creates the opportunity to reread it several times and make additional comments as you feel inclined as well as make comments on other people’s insights.

by Susan Barnes
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Susan Barnes

~ writer of insightful posts about God and faith

14 thoughts on “Ruth 2”

  1. v.3 “As it turned out” I just love it when God engineers circumstances and Naomi can’t help but see God in the circumstances (v.20) even if she is ‘bitter’.

  2. v.3 “As it turned out” I just love it when God engineers circumstances and Naomi can’t help but see God in the circumstances (v.20) even if she is ‘bitter’.

  3. jON

    i sense a little old world romance going on here.

    i’m really enjoying this read. as i said, nothing “super-spiritual” is jumping out at me, but i am completely immersed in the story. i can really see the people involved. a timid woman humbly asking for permission to glean the field. a man who takes notice of this new woman and offers her sanctuary in his field. twofold purpose i’m sure.

    one – to help keep a vulnerable young woman safe in a completely different timea s pertains to young women and their rights and safety.

    two – to say, “i dig you. i am definitely interested.” probably the more underlying of the two.

    what’s going to happen next!?

  4. jON

    i sense a little old world romance going on here.

    i’m really enjoying this read. as i said, nothing “super-spiritual” is jumping out at me, but i am completely immersed in the story. i can really see the people involved. a timid woman humbly asking for permission to glean the field. a man who takes notice of this new woman and offers her sanctuary in his field. twofold purpose i’m sure.

    one – to help keep a vulnerable young woman safe in a completely different timea s pertains to young women and their rights and safety.

    two – to say, “i dig you. i am definitely interested.” probably the more underlying of the two.

    what’s going to happen next!?

  5. It seems Boaz is a kind and just man. He has a relationship with the Lord. He greets his workers the same way every Catholic priest does … aha … so this is where they got the idea LOL ๐Ÿ™‚
    He praises Ruth for helping one of his relatives and repays her for leaving her culture and her own family to stay with Naomi. Perhaps Elimelech and Boaz were good friends as well as relatives. ??

    ” May the LORD reward your work, and your wages be full from the LORD, the God of Israel,under whose wings you have come to seek refuge.”

    He blesses Ruth with his words like a father blesses his daughter.

    Do you really think there is a romance going on at this point? I’m thinking Boaz is much older than Ruth … he is impressed with her and desires to help Elimelech’s family, what is left of it. But he may do that anyway even if he isn’t into Ruth.

    One thing for sure … God the Father is into Naomi and Ruth and has given her favour and protection with Boaz.

  6. It seems Boaz is a kind and just man. He has a relationship with the Lord. He greets his workers the same way every Catholic priest does … aha … so this is where they got the idea LOL ๐Ÿ™‚
    He praises Ruth for helping one of his relatives and repays her for leaving her culture and her own family to stay with Naomi. Perhaps Elimelech and Boaz were good friends as well as relatives. ??

    ” May the LORD reward your work, and your wages be full from the LORD, the God of Israel,under whose wings you have come to seek refuge.”

    He blesses Ruth with his words like a father blesses his daughter.

    Do you really think there is a romance going on at this point? I’m thinking Boaz is much older than Ruth … he is impressed with her and desires to help Elimelech’s family, what is left of it. But he may do that anyway even if he isn’t into Ruth.

    One thing for sure … God the Father is into Naomi and Ruth and has given her favour and protection with Boaz.

  7. jON

    maybe i’m crazy. i don’t know this story very well, i’ve only read it once or twice before. and really, i don’t remember much. perhaps i’ve seen one too many romantic comedies in my time. it just has that feel to it from the events thus far…

    i could be way off.

    i just know naomi kept prattling on and on about finding a husband, and ruth kept refusing saying she would rather be with naomi. and it is in this state of “not expecting it” when cupid usually sends his arrow to often heartwarming and sometimes hilarious results.

    but this may not be one of those stories. i’ll have to find out.

  8. jON

    maybe i’m crazy. i don’t know this story very well, i’ve only read it once or twice before. and really, i don’t remember much. perhaps i’ve seen one too many romantic comedies in my time. it just has that feel to it from the events thus far…

    i could be way off.

    i just know naomi kept prattling on and on about finding a husband, and ruth kept refusing saying she would rather be with naomi. and it is in this state of “not expecting it” when cupid usually sends his arrow to often heartwarming and sometimes hilarious results.

    but this may not be one of those stories. i’ll have to find out.

  9. 2:12 "May the Lord repay you for what you have done. May you be richly rewarded by the Lord, the God of Israel, under whose wings you have come to take refuge.โ€

    Was Ruth ultimately rewarded for her kindness or her faith?

  10. 2:12 "May the Lord repay you for what you have done. May you be richly rewarded by the Lord, the God of Israel, under whose wings you have come to take refuge.โ€

    Was Ruth ultimately rewarded for her kindness or her faith?

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