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3 Things Women of Today Can Learn From Ruth. What qualities made Jesus’ mother, Mary, a friend of Jehovah God? Both of these women showed faith and clung to the belief that better days were ahead. But for now what is important is the Lord's response to someone trusting and looking to Him. Now, I want to continue with the rest of the lessons we can learn from Ruth. And she took it up and went into the city, … In 3:10 we find the word “kindness.” This word is actually the theme of Ruth and is the translation of the Hebrew word hesed, meaning “loyalty born … There are only two books of the Bible named after women: Esther and Ruth. 6 While Naomi … Abundantly more that we could hope or think. Ruth was a descendant of Lot, Abraham’s nephew, and therefore, a Gentile. Ruth 3 demonstrates that God’s holy people not only pray, they are also willing to be the answer of their prayers. In this post, let me share with you 7 lessons we can learn from the life of Ruth. [6]. “Give and it shall be given to you…” Luke 6:38; Showers of Blessings After Her Depression Lifted. Chapter 3 starts then with the next step in drawing closer to the Lord. "`Rest' in this context is the equivalent of marriage. [5] ↩  Might be a good time to recap on Ruth's character. There’s one story in particular I’d like to share because of the lessons we can glean from it on how leaders can approach the challenges they face in today’s globally connected and engaged world. Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a role model for all women to step into their power and own their ambition. Naomi and Ruth’s story begins with a famine in Moab, but physical famine wasn’t their biggest problem. Both Ruth and Naomi mention Boaz as a “kinsman.” In Hebrew, the word used is “goel,” which refers to a kinsman who has the “right to redeem” or a “redeemer.”, Throughout the Bible, we see that same Hebrew word used several times. ', Boaz, like the Lord Jesus Christ, is willing to redeem her but there is a closer relative than Boaz! You can read last week’s excerpt here. What lesson can we learn from Ruth about accepting advice from older ones? Nevertheless, God carries the genealogical line of Jesus through a Moabite woman: Ruth. But when we come back to a story at different times in our life, we can learn new things. Perhaps that’s what makes it so compelling. Just 10 years later her sons die, too. The rest! And when she came to her mother-in-law, she said, 'How did it go, my daughter?' While a lot of people know this name, not many know the lessons from the Book of Ruth. When John the Baptist was born, Zacharias was speaking in the future about the work of Christ, announcing: Blessed be the Lord God of Israel; for he hath visited and redeemed his people.” (Luke 1:68). Should we go there? A famine in Canaan forces Elimelech and Naomi, along with their sons, to migrate from Bethlehem to Moab. But as we shall see, through this testing she would learn what it is to rest in him, and his provision would be greater than in any time before! Have you noticed that hard times produce far more growth in your character than any amount of normal daily living. We have seen the commitment of Ruth in her determination to follow the true God. Ruth was a poor, hurting, outcast, widow. She worked hard in the fields yet was always humble and came to Boaz by grace. May we continue to turn away from our problem and also hear those words from the Lord. She doesn’t have great riches or great position. For many years, I read this story from the viewpoint of a daughter-in-law, but now I can read it as a mother-in-law of eight years, with brides for two of my sons and a fiancé for another. Revelation 19:8 says 'It was given to her to clothe herself in fine linen... for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints.' Lie down until morning.' She had to cast herself at Boaz' feet! And often, God seems asleep  [4]  or at least oblivious to the whole ordeal. Ruth 3:12-14 'And now it is true I am a close relative; however, there is a relative closer than I. (Ruth 3:1-5, 18) Step of giving was therapeutic for her…and it is for us. You've got to be kidding? I’m going through some struggles now but this have given me hope, putting faith and trust in God is key. We need to stand by our convictions. In 1:16 we learn that at the root of Ruth's commitment to Naomi is Ruth's commitment to Naomi's God: "Your God shall be my God." Upon arriving in Bethlehem, Naomi directs Ruth to go and glean in the fields of Boaz, a wealthy relative of Naomi. As a Christian grows, their faith has got to be tried and refined. Reveal answer. If Boaz is a picture of Jesus Christ and Ruth is a picture of His gentile bride then we should look at what in Ruth pleases Boaz so much that he would call her a 'woman of excellence'? I went out full, and the Lord hath brought me home again empty.” (Ruth 1:20,21a KJV). Ruth is just a widow – one from an enemy nation, at that. Read Hebrews 4 - it states that there remains a rest for the people of God and that 'we who believe enter the rest'. All rights reserved. The Book of Ruth has always been one of my favorite books of the Bible. Ruth was a Moabite and a widow. Notice also that the threshing floor, the place of trial that refines our faith, is down! this book of ruth it gives me a power every time i read it , yes i have a lot of challeges in my marriage but this book gives me strength and hope to God. Elimelech passes away, and about 10 years later, both of Naomi’s sons die, as well. Scholars explain Naomi’s bigger issue was a “famine of the soul.” She had lost her husband and two grown sons. Naomi tells Ruth about this provision God has made for His people and tells her to go to Boaz and ask him to be your kinsman-redeemer. Sorry, it's not a magic formula. When life brings devastation, it’s not easy to hope. Oh hurry up and wake up!' But for this purpose I came to this hour.' Ruth started out empty, but she ended full! We see then that which is needed in preparing ourselves at this time. As we pour out ourselves to others, God fills us up abundantly. This man and woman are the definition of Mr. and Mrs. RUTH 1:20-21 Life Application. Doing the right thing isn’t always easy. All very difficult circumstances to say the least. And yet the life of a foreign widow who has nothing becomes so important that it’s included in the Bible and her name recognized in the lineage of Jesus. When Boaz had eaten and drunk and his heart was merry, he went to lie down at the end of the heap of grain; and she came secretly, and uncovered his feet and lay down. 5 min 1 YEAR AGO by Sumeshnee Reddy. Ruth 3:6-7 So she went down to the threshing floor and did according to all that her mother-in-law had commanded her. In fact, it often takes great sacrifice. Ruth is also one of the few women who are mentioned in the genealogy of Jesus found in the book of Matthew. She was from Moab, which was a nation that originated from an incestuous encounter between Lot and one of his daughters (see >Genesis 19:30–36). 2) Anoint yourself - always speaks of the enabling of the Holy Spirit. It would have been a long wait for Ruth, believe me! She was extremely loyal towards Naomi, and she was rewarded with a husband and child. 2. Naomi’s ability to be open and honest with Ruth about her relationship with God is inspiring. We are given the impression that Boaz slept for some time before awakening to find a woman at his feet. (2 Chron. He was looking for a wife, and he found what he was looking for in Ruth. Ruth follows Naomi’s instructions and goes to Boaz. [2] ↩  Why did Boaz have to be down there? What does the Lord get him to do? "I am Ruth, your handmaid (the word can be a very servile one, … "[1] Naomi is determined to do everything in her power to procure a husband for Ruth, and here she reveals a very clever plan for doing so. We can learn about the LORD’s loyal love by looking at other passages in which it is described. Yet she showed incredible character. I do. In that instant, she decided, “…Thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God.”. So among other things, the Bible study lesson will focus on the following from Ruth chapter 3: Ruth 3:1-2 Then Naomi her mother-in-law said to her, 'My daughter, shall I not seek security for you, that it may be well with you? What powerful message im so bless I’ve learn alot from this book, how God uses ordinary people to display his amazing power,, our redeemer lives forever!! He was going to be defeated so he turned his attention towards the Lord. The book of Ruth begins by looking at the life of Naomi. If you want to read an awesome book about this and how it applies to our Christian life then I would recommend 'If I perish, I perish' by Major Ian Thomas. Throughout the Bible, we see previews of Christ. Does it not also please the Lord Jesus when we choose to seek after Him instead of wealth or other worldly pleasures? Boaz was in a position to marry any woman he wanted. No matter your past, you still have a purpose. Our faith is of little use to anyone until this has happened. She was a Moabite. We have also seen her working in Boaz' field and seen his gracious commitment to her in return. She was the newly widowed daughter-in-law of Naomi, who was also experiencing great sadness at the loss of her husband and two sons. Who would have the first choice to redeem you before the Lord? Just look at the five women mentioned in the genealogy of Jesus: Tamar, Rahab, Ruth, Bathsheba, and Mary. Powerful message, I learned so much from the study how God uses the most unlikely people, refusing to allow your last to keep you from pushing forward in spite of the circumstances you’re facing.The wonderful relationship she had with her mother in law, but the one that stands out is her character, we should all strive to be men and women of integrity. What We Can Learn From Ruth About Dating and Marriage; Why Ruth 2:1-3 Is Unprecedented in All of Scripture; advertisement. Their relationship offers a beautiful model of a good relationship – a stunning look at a blending of lives. He goes out against the enemy army with his singers and worshippers first! (See also Job 12:12.) 3) There is no such thing as an unimportant person in God’s eyes. For many years, I read this story from the viewpoint of a daughter-in-law, but now I can read it as a mother-in-law of eight years, with brides for two of my sons and a fiancé for another. Heb 12:2 Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, Ruth Chapter 1 Bible Study: Counting the Cost, Ruth Chapter 2 Bible Study: Growing in Grace, Ruth Chapter 3 Bible Study: Rewards through Refining, Ruth Chapter 4 Bible Study: Fruits of Freedom, The process the Lord uses in bringing us closer to Himself, Where fruit and growth in your Christian character comes from. Bathsheba (referred to as Uriah’s wife in the genealogy of Jesus) only became David’s wife after David took her for himself and killed her husband. Do you want to know these lessons and how to apply them in your life? (3:9), Ruth's response is nothing less than we should now expect from this extraordinary woman. This chapter is all about the three R's - reading, writing, and arithmetic. [3]  Ever felt like that? Likewise, the Lord calls us to praise and He is able to give us a song in the night. He did not date Ruth to see if he was ready to get married. But when we come back to a story at different times in our life, we can learn new things. Her two sons found wives, Ruth and Orpah, but 10 years later, both sons died as well. 1302 Unsplash. Ruth 3 is the third chapter of the Book of Ruth in the Hebrew Bible or the Old Testament of the Christian Bible, part of the Ketuvim ("Writings"). (Ruth 3:1) Moffatt translated this, "I must see you settled in life." They were living in Moab when both of their husbands died. We may not like it but it is true. The picture couldn't be any clearer for us. The Bible is filled with inspiring stories and one of them is the story of Ruth and Boaz. They were living in Moab when both of their husbands died. Read Ruth 3. Ephesians 5:18 tells us to be filled (or controlled) by the Holy Spirit and this is crucial in times of refining when our natural reaction is to be anything but controlled! But Naomi had a greater vision for Ruth. Hope helps us pursue our ventures with virtue and integrity. The two women shared great sorrow, but they also shared great affection for one another. But what you do see is an ordinary – and challenging – life shaped by faith and guided by the God she believes in, and today we can look back and see the mighty way her life was used. Her commitment to journey on with Naomi was a beautiful, selfless act, and a stunning example of the love of Christ – the same Christ who would be of her bloodline years later. Why couldn't he have been out in some nice flowery field and have Ruth meet him there? Not much of a contest you would think but in doing so the Lord confused their enemies and a great victory was gained. Ruth’s Origins. First, when Naomi's whole life seemed to cave in while in Moab, it was God who gave Ruth to Naomi. Just look at the five women mentioned in the genealogy of Jesus: Tamar, Rahab, Ruth, Bathsheba, and Mary. So spread your covering over your maid, for you are a close relative.' Praying for you Lovie. 3 Important Lessons We Can All Learn From The Story of Ruth One woman can teach us so much. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc One was named Orpah. It means examining ourselves by the word and allowing it to govern our attitudes, motives and desires. She also took it out and gave Naomi what she had left after she was satisfied. Dealing With Famines of the Soul . One of the lessons I learn from Ruth chapter 3 is that hope helps us dream. I mean, it probably doesn't sound long for us, but here was Ruth, laying at Boaz's feet, thinking 'will He marry me? Nothing is going in her favor, but she’s brave, and her faith never wavers. The story of Ruth is a story of challenge, loyalty, faith, character and God’s blessing. That is the condition for that type of response. [6] ↩  Don't you hate it when prosperity teachers take a promise like 'If you ask me anything in my name I will do it' and use it to say that if we had faith then Jesus would give us everything we want blah blah blah! This is the rest. [3] ↩  This reminds me of the attitude Esther took in going before the King - an act which was not lawful (Esther 4:16) She had to bring herself to the place where, having committed it to God, she steps out in faith stating 'If I perish, I perish'. This is only possible to the extent that we've got the first two tasks in place. (a) Why can we be sure that we can become God’s friends? It seems that Naomi’s entire life crumbles in those years. She feels hopeless because she finds herself destitute in a foreign land with no one to turn to. This Bible study lesson from Ruth chapter three takes us into the next stage of our Christian lives. Ruth 4:3 ~ Boaz then said to the man who had the right of redemption, 'Naomi, who has come back from the Plains of Moab, is selling the piece of land that belonged to our brother, Elimelech. After telling Ruth not to fear the next thing he says is for her to remain resting for the night. Do you want to know these lessons and how to apply them in your life? What would have been best for Ruth during this time? She was kind always sharing with others what she received. In this latest article for Crosswalk I share 5 lessons we can learn from Ruth. Which is exactly what Jesus meant by 'ask in my name' - it means to ask in accordance with His desires and His will. In this story, we see Naomi going through varying stages of pain as she works through her great losses. Baylor University. A simple Moabite widow becomes an essential character in the powerful story of salvation woven through the Bible. This also happens in our life and usually involves trials that refine our faith and cause us to put our life back into the hands of the one who owns it anyway - God. Nov 28. Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to obtain an inheritance which is imperishable and undefiled and will not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, who are protected by the power of God through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. But if it dies it will bear much fruit. However, as I pointed out at the beginning of this article, we can see God's fingerprints all over Ruth’s story and there is no doubt He was at work the entire time. Testing and trials will come for the refining of our faith but what the Lord is after is that attitude which places the problem at the feet of Jesus, remaining restful in the midst of the trial. Many of us are familiar with the book of Ruth, but for those who are not, this blog is an attempt at a summary of the book and the love and relationship lessons we can learn from it. ', You bet it would! Why was King Hezekiah a close friend of Jehovah? Mary was a young virgin who was already engaged to Joseph when she became pregnant with Jesus, and she showed great courage in her willingness to bear the scorn and shame that came with a pregnancy that occurred before marriage. In the biblical story, we meet Ruth in the land of Moab at a very difficult time in her life. Ruth was getting good advise from her Mother-in-law here! And now, my daughter, do not fear. Hebrews 11:1 reminds us that “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” And looking at the book of Ruth, we can see that even when we can’t see beyond our pain to his plan, we can have hope that our story isn’t over – better days are coming. Probably heaps more but I'm getting tired. —Ruth 3:5. And it is the same for you. We know that Ruth was dedicated and committed in what she did, willing to leave her life in Moab behind to follow the true God. The famine broke in Judah and Naomi could go home. The Book of Ruth demonstrates God’s love for the Gentiles, even during a period of history when the Hebrews are given prominence. megilat ruth is traditionally ready on the […] Hannah cried out to the Lord in her time of need and when the Lord gave her a son, she dedicated him to the Lord as promised when he was born. 4 They got married to women from Moab. Ruth’s story is ordinary. Notice also that he said 'I will do whatever you ask... for you are a woman of excellence.' Neither of them knew how they’d survive. THREE times the Bible identifies Abraham as God’s friend. 3 Things Women of Today Can Learn From Ruth. Check out my article "5 Lessons Women Can Learn from Ruth" by clicking the link below! 1-3. What We Can Learn from Ruth Asawa frieze.com. She admitted that she felt that God had dealt with her bitterly. In the biblical story, we meet Ruth in the land of Moab at a very difficult time in her life. Naomi, Ruth, and Orpah are all widows. What can we learn from Ruth, an inspiring woman of faith? Somewhat obscured by cultural custom, in this romantic inter-lude, Ruth proposes marriage to Boaz and he accepts. Their sons marry Moabite women, Orpah and Ruth. In the book of Job, Job declares, “I know that my Redeemer [goel] lives.” While Boaz was a “kinsman redeemer,” when Jesus comes to earth as a man, he becomes our “kinsman redeemer” in the flesh, and Hebrews 2:11 it says that he is “not ashamed to call them brethren.”. There would be nothing for Ruth in Judah, Naomi told her. In Ruth 3:5 we’re told, “And she [Ruth] said unto her [Naomi], All that thou sayest unto me I will do.” Ruth did as her mother-in-law instructed her, and followed the plan for approaching the kinsman redeemer, Boaz. Ruth was not a Jew. I will do for you whatever you ask, for all my people in the city know that you are a woman of excellence. Anyone who looked at this foreign widow would have never guessed that God would choose her bloodline for the line of the promised redeemer – Jesus. What can we learn from Ruth, an inspiring woman of faith? Many dedicated Christian women are in difficult marriages or dealing with other hard things but God is faithful to give us the strength to face them all. Talk about a hard time, right? Even though many discriminated against her, God loved her just the same. Ruth's story from the Bible is a remarkable journey of faith and of God using anyone to do His wll. No way! She made a choice to stay with Naomi and help her, all the while knowing that she was going to a country that wouldn’t like her very much. Ruth didn’t wait for someone to redeem her after her husband died leaving her with no children. Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Through Naomi, Ruth learned about the God of Israel and chose to put her trust in him. Ruth went above and beyond in the way she honored and respected her mother-in-law, and in doing so became known in the entire city as a “virtuous woman.” She worked hard to provide food for her and her mother-in-law. Ruth was the Moabite daughter-in-law of a Jewess named Naomi. Jehoshaphat was alarmed as the armies of Moab and Ammon were coming against Israel. Thank you for sharing this lesson. 3) Put on your best clothes - speaks of a righteous life. She did not think that others owed her anything, so she appreciated everything that was offered her. But there was sweet providence as well. It’s heart-wrenching to lose a child. It's a place where, as John the Baptist testified, 'I must decrease and He must increase'. What do we learn about Ruth from this description? In this latest article for Crosswalk I share 5 lessons we can learn from Ruth. Because Naomi had lost her … Ruth is one of my favorite people in the Bible and someone we can learn so much from! The prayers of a mother are powerful and God blesses the faithful. The images are curious, even jarring: Dorothea Lange’s black and white photos of Japanese American women in a warehouse, sitting, kneeling or … View on frieze.com. Do you feel that you're currently taking a beating down at the threshing floor, wondering how circumstances will turn out? 'Tis a mystery but we will have to save that for chapter four. Chine Okeke. But even when her sister-in-law chose to go back, Ruth made a different decision. Chapter 1 hit us with the bitter providence of God in the life of Naomi as she left her land, and lost her husband, her sons, and one of her daughters-in-law. 20:7; Isa. [11] We too can learn from Ruth in this. May we like Ruth, desire to go deeper, learning to rest and lay all at the feet of Jesus. And she took it up and went into the city, and her mother-in-law saw what she had gleaned. It’s crushing to lose a spouse. We don’t usually share our unedited feelings and thoughts about God with friends or family members. Songs in the night come only from God; they are not in the power of man.' Hope helps us think up ways to do good. She moved to a foreign land where she knew no one but her mother-in-law. Hospital reacts to racism claims after Black doctor dies of COVID-19 theGrio. Naomi later on lost her husband and she was left with her two sons. The women of Bethlehem blessed the Lord for His goodness to Naomi (Ruth 4:14-17). Then she beat out what she had gleaned, and it was about an ephah of barley. Here, after being at the threshing floor, Boaz gives Ruth a gift of six measures, which according to the Bible Knowledge Commentary was six seahs or 46 litres! Ruth was a Moabite, which means she did not believe in the God of our salvation. Washing, anointing and wearing. And she told her all that the man had done for her. So she held it, and he measured six measures of barley and laid it on her. Here are 7 Things We Can All Learn From Ruth: 1. She believed him and had a good nights' sleep! For the first time we learn that Elimelech's land needs to be redeemed in order to provide for Naomi and Ruth. If a human can love an outcast, redeem her, and have fellowship with her, then God certainly can do the same for all the outcasts of the world! So Naomi was left without her two sons and her husband. I too am a widow and have read over the book of Ruth many times but never to this degree. When it comes to baseball heroes, few are as well-known and revered as Babe Ruth, or as he’s affectionately known by baseball fans “the Bambino”. Check out my article "5 Lessons Women Can Learn from Ruth" by clicking the link below! How long it can be also when you find yourself on the threshing floor, in the midst of a trial. Naomi planned to return to Israel and encouraged Ruth to stay in Moab and return to her mother’s family. Ruth was a woman used mightly by God! 1) Wash yourself - is being washed with the water of the word as Eph 5:26 tells us. The story of Ruth has been one such Bible story for me. He did not date Ruth to see if he was ready to get married. And yet it was that sharing and intimacy that was the foundation of the deep relationship these two women shared. We have also seen her grow in her relationship with Boaz, consistently relying upon his grace. 3 Naomi’s husband Elimelech died. God does not discriminate, and He loves all people just the same. (You can read more about it in Duet 25:5-10) Six measures of barley(v15) It is unclear how much this is, but shows that Boaz is continuing to provide for Ruth and Naomi. On top of that, she was a widow, she was childless, and she lived with her mother-in-law. Um, sorry no, it's about refining, rest and rewards. Ruth had known the provision of Boaz, and had 'sought refuge under the wings of the God of Israel' as Boaz himself had earlier stated. Ruth refuses with a passionate speech to Naomi: Entreat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee: for whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge: thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God; Where thou diest, will I die, and there will I be buried: the Lord do so to me, and more also, if ought but death part thee and me.” (Ruth 1: 16,17 KJV).

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