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
“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!