Ruth in the Bible

My journey through the book of Ruth in the Bible has been long overdue. I’ve heard over and over…“You haven’t studied Ruth?!” Sure, I had read the story several times and watched the movie, but studied?… No.

This small, but mighty book about Ruth in the Bible had several over arching themes. Each chapter held so many nuggets of truth. Furthermore, I felt like the author was talking right to me. When I was done, I sat up straighter, felt bolder and more loved by the Most High. Ruth in the Bible, is an incredible story of  a woman’s courageous faith and our God’s incredible love and redemption. I loved studying Ruth so much. As a result, I put a printable 10 day bible study together.

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  • Map of Old Testament Judah in relation to Moab
  • Commentary (sources cited) about the book of Ruth
  • Thought provoking questions to apply Truth to your life
  • Digging deeper questions to better understand the text

Okay, enough about that! The study of Ruth was layered with life lessons. Consequently, I’m sharing just a few of the lessons that resonated the most with me…

3 Lessons from Ruth in the Bible

1.Trust God

“Look,” said Naomi, “your sister-in-law is going back to her people and her gods. Go back with her.” ~Ruth 1:15

I was struck by the scene where Naomi and her daughter-in-laws were on the road back to Bethlehem, but Naomi tells them both to turn back, return to their families and their gods.

Naomi knew the odds were stacked against the girls if they went with her. She was aware they may never remarry in a land the Moabites were despised.

Orpah considered Naomi’s words. She chose to trust what she knew rather than Naomi’s God. I wonder how often I trust myself and what I know rather than the God who knows all.

“Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;” ~Proverbs 3:5

Ruth, on the other hand, considered the potential loss, but trusted God anyways. She lived out her faith. If God didn’t come through, she would have likely lost everything.

But God Always. Comes. Through.

I want to be like Ruth in the Bible-entrusting it all to God.

2.God Sees Me

“She gave this name to the LORD who spoke to her: “You are the God who sees me,” for she said, “I have now seen the One who sees me.”” ~Genesis 16:13

Ruth in the Bible was a Moabite- a race despised and rejected at that time. She lived in the land of Israel as an outsider.

Have you ever felt like you didn’t belong? Unnoticed and unloved by others?

Ruth, in the Bible, is an incredible story of love and redemption.

God saw Ruth. She didn’t go unnoticed by Him. Ruth in the Bible, speaks to us in those moments we feel insignificant and small.

We are reminded that God. Always. Sees.

Meditating on God’s love strengthens my faith. But even more so, strengthens my resolve to give Him my very best…because He sees me and loves me so completely.

3.It’s All About Jesus

“He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.” ~Colossians 1:17

As I studied Ruth in the Bible, I’m reminded it’s all about Jesus. Every study in the Old Testament points to Jesus. From creation to prophesy, Jesus is weaved throughout Scripture.

He made us, came to redeem us and will return to gather us. His love relentlessly pursues us.

God’s faithful love remains even when I am unfaithful. His grace and mercy rains down in abundance.

It’s all. About. Jesus.

Wrapping Up Ruth in the Bible

There are even more lessons from Ruth in the Bible…too many to count. Download your free study, come back and share how God spoke to you through the study.

I can’t wait to hear what you share!

17 Comments

  1. Marlaine Buettner on November 3, 2018 at 4:55 am

    Thank you

    • Sunshyne on November 7, 2018 at 1:48 pm

      Thanks for stopping by Marlaine!

  2. Vashtie Douglas on November 14, 2018 at 2:30 pm

    Thank you. I have been having computer issues but I finely got to download the lesson and will start tonight. i’m Vashtie Douglas by the way.

    • Sunshyne on November 14, 2018 at 8:18 pm

      I’m so glad you’re diving into the Ruth study! Can’t wait to hear what you gleaned from the book of Ruth:)

  3. Robin Ricci on March 13, 2019 at 8:20 am

    Hi Sunshyne!

    I have learned much from this study, even though I just started!! Ruth was very loyal and God blesses her even though she was an outsider. God certainly takes care of me, and all Christians and we were once outsiders. Ruth held fast to her new family and her new faith and God blessed her!

    • Sunshyne on March 13, 2019 at 2:13 pm

      Hi Robin, I love how you point to what you see God doing in the text and then apply it to yourself-great way to study God’s Word! I really enjoyed this book of the Bible today, too:)

  4. Ronita Giznsky on March 15, 2019 at 4:37 am

    Hi it was a very inspiring story thankyou

    • Sunshyne on March 15, 2019 at 2:14 pm

      Hi Ronita! Thanks for your feedback. I loved this study in particular:)

  5. PJ on April 20, 2019 at 5:51 am

    The Bible study about Ruth was phenomenal. Every woman should read Ruth, and learn about her life before God, and after God. As Christian women, we strive to be the best we can be while living in the world, and it can be hard and challenging at times. With God, we know that we will get through, and rise instead of just survive. As a Christian woman who is about to marry a Christian man in 2 months, I found her relationship with Boaz very insightful. I pray that every woman walks away feeling a deeper connection with God because of the book of Ruth.

    • Sunshyne on April 25, 2019 at 12:26 pm

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts, PJ:) It’s my prayer as well that Ruth would bring a deeper connection to God.

  6. Alexandrea on January 25, 2020 at 7:30 am

    I’m on day 6 of the study and I’ve loved it! This is my first bible study I’ve done on my own outside of a small group. I finished reading the whole Bible for the first time before I started this study, and it’s been a wonderful beginning to digging into the Word even more than before. I’m looking forward to the rest of this study and continuing to actually study the Word instead of just reading it. Thank you so much for being a part of my first step toward deeper learning and growth in God’s Word!

  7. Jennifer Campbell on April 4, 2020 at 9:04 am

    I got this study for myself, but since my daughter is home from school during this COVID-19 pandemic, I decided to have her join me. This is the first Bible study I’ve done with my daughter! I’m so excited about this opportunity to teach, learn, and grow with her!

    • Sunshyne Gray on April 7, 2020 at 1:12 pm

      Hi Jennifer! I love doing the same study as my kids…it makes it so much easier to apply it in everyday conversations. Thank you for sharing this:)

  8. K on April 6, 2020 at 7:17 pm

    Hello, my girlfriends and I are so thankful to find your atudy on Ruth. Thank you!

    • Sunshyne Gray on April 7, 2020 at 1:13 pm

      Hi K, I’m so glad you are enjoying the study!

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  10. Adalia on June 15, 2020 at 8:49 pm

    Thank you

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