Ruth 4: 5-12… Patience pays off.

Then Boaz said, “The day you buy the field from the hand of Naomi, you also acquire Ruth the Moabite, the widow of the dead, in order to perpetuate the name of the dead in his inheritance.” Then the redeemer said, “I cannot redeem it for myself, lest I impair my own inheritance. Take myContinue reading “Ruth 4: 5-12… Patience pays off.”

Ruth 3: 13 – 4: 6… Meet the 4 players.

So she lay at his feet until the morning, but arose before one could recognize another. And he said, “Let it not be known that the woman came to the threshing floor.” And he said, “Bring the garment you are wearing and hold it out.” So she held it, and he measured out six measuresContinue reading “Ruth 3: 13 – 4: 6… Meet the 4 players.”

Ruth 3: 6-13….The plan seems to be working.

So she went down to the threshing floor and did just as her mother-in-law had commanded her. And when Boaz had eaten and drunk, and his heart was merry, he went to lie down at the end of the heap of grain. Then she came softly and uncovered his feet and lay down. At midnightContinue reading “Ruth 3: 6-13….The plan seems to be working.”

Ruth 2: 21-3: 5…..A plan is by the Match-maker!

And Ruth the Moabite said, “Besides, he said to me, ‘You shall keep close by my young men until they have finished all my harvest.’” And Naomi said to Ruth, her daughter-in-law, “It is good, my daughter, that you go out with his young women, lest in another field you be assaulted.” So she keptContinue reading “Ruth 2: 21-3: 5…..A plan is by the Match-maker!”

Ruth 2: 14-20….A good days work!

And at mealtime Boaz said to her, “Come here and eat some bread and dip your morsel in the wine.” So she sat beside the reapers, and he passed to her roasted grain. And she ate until she was satisfied, and she had some left over. When she rose to glean, Boaz instructed his youngContinue reading “Ruth 2: 14-20….A good days work!”

Ruth 2: 8-13… Boaz speaks encouragingly.

Then Boaz said to Ruth, “Now, listen, my daughter, do not go to glean in another field or leave this one, but keep close to my young women. Let your eyes be on the field that they are reaping, and go after them. Have I not charged the young men not to touch you? AndContinue reading “Ruth 2: 8-13… Boaz speaks encouragingly.”

Ruth 1: 22- 2: 7…..Ruth on the hunt….

So Naomi returned, and Ruth the Moabite her daughter-in-law with her, who returned from the country of Moab. And they came to Bethlehem at the beginning of barley harvest.Now Naomi had a relative of her husband’s, a worthy man of the clan of Elimelech, whose name was Boaz. And Ruth the Moabite said to Naomi,Continue reading “Ruth 1: 22- 2: 7…..Ruth on the hunt….”