Ruth 1-2

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Naomi and Ruth – Ruth meets Boaz

Passage: Read Ruth 1-2

Introduction: Chapter 1 introduces Naomi and Ruth. Naomi’s husband Elimelech dies, as do her two sons Mahlon and Chilion. Naomi becomes bitter; she describes her life (1:21) as being full and then empty. Ruth is Naomi’s daughter-in-law. Ruth, also a recent widow, remains loyal to Naomi and travels with her back to Bethlehem from Moab. Chapter 2 introduces Boaz and tells of his dealings with Ruth. Ruth has gone out to work in Boaz’s fields, where she encounters Boaz.


Chapter 1

1. What was Naomi feeling? What do we learn about her character?

2. What do learn about Ruth? Ruth’s character?

Chapter 2

3. What do we learn about Boaz? Boaz’s character? What does he offer Ruth?

4. (2:13) How does this verse describe Ruth?

5. How is Naomi encouraged?

6. How do we see God’s sovereign hand in chapters 1 and 2?

7. Why is God’s sovereignty important for us to understand daily?

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