> Bible Studies >> Ruth >> Ruth 4 These small group studies of Ruth contain outlines, cross-references, Bible study discussion questions, teaching points, and applications. Maybe you don’t feel content. 2:5, 18, 50f.). How long will this last? Everybody could see what a romantic, loving occasion this was. If you have not yet accepted Jesus’ offer to redeem you, then please don’t wait. There is a purpose in it all. Luke-Acts So he bought her and he placed a certificate of freedom in her hand and then walked away. (List out similarities between Boaz and Jesus.). God wants you to do it!". This would be a financial expense. He loved you so much that He left all the comforts of heaven and came down to this world to become your kinsman redeemer. He had a son named David. These small group studies of Ruth contain outlines, cross-references, Bible study discussion questions, teaching points, and applications. Hello Friends, Last month, I really enjoyed studying the book of Ruth as a part of February’s To-Do List. He can communicate in this way because he has nothing to hide. He was selfless. His actions are open and public for all to see because he has nothing to hide. The Old Testament ii. Then I said something like, “I believe that courtship is a time when two people intentionally get to know each other for the purpose of considering marriage.”. Pauline Epistles May you have standing in Ephrathah and be famous in Bethlehem. (Rth 4:11-12) The blessing of the witnesses to the wedding. Major Prophets You feel that your life is empty and you lack joy. 2. For your daughter-in-law, who loves you and who is better to you than seven sons, has given him birth.” 16 Then Naomi took the child in her arms and cared for him. General Epistles iv. When the first said, “I cannot redeem it,” then Boaz happily agreed to. He does not first waste time talking about the harvest or the weather or the World Cup. But he does not ask what would happen to them. When it was just a matter of property, it was easy to decide on; but if he must take Ruth as a wife, that was another matter. (Rth 4:1-2) Boaz meets the nearer kinsman at the city gates. Then what? Study Questions for Ruth Chapter 2 Please read Chapter 2 of The Book of Ruth and then think about the following discussion questions. You must simply come to Jesus in prayer. The Whole Bible Pauline Epistles Minor Prophets Minor Prophets So Boaz was humble enough that he was willing to submit himself to the wise counsel of his elders. Both sides had to agree. iii. (Rth 4:13) Ruth and Boaz have their first child. by I Gordon. Also, no doubt, the man was married - and knew it would be awkward (at best!) Blue Letter Bible study tools make reading, searching and studying the Bible easy and rewarding. You redeem my right of redemption for yourself, for I cannot redeem it.". The father of David: Naomi's return to Bethlehem, and the roots of David in Bethlehem, going back to Ruth and Boaz, are why Joseph and Mary had to go to Bethlehem to register in the census of Augustus (Luke 2:1-5). Ruth 4:11-12 – Then the elders and all the people at the gate said, “We are witnesses. He realized this was a very important decision and he wanted to make sure it was done properly and in agreement with Scriptural principles. What lessons can we learn from this about how to face trials in our own lives? Therefore Boaz was remembered. 12 Through the offspring the Lord gives you by this young woman, may your family be like that of Perez, whom Tamar bore to Judah.”. He wants to finish it. The relative was not willing to redeem Ruth because he was not willing to give up his rights. A long time ago, fathers used to ask guys interested in their daughters, “What is your intention toward my daughter?” Guys, do you even know what your intention is? Ruth 3:4 "And it shall be, when he lieth down, that thou shalt mark the place where he shall lie, and thou shalt go in, and uncover his feet, and lay thee down; and he will tell thee what thou shalt do." He is the only one who can save us. Nothing but grace makes a man so humble and, at the same time, so glad. Boaz said, “Come over here, my friend, and sit down.” So he went over and sat down. The piece of land: When Boaz brought the matter up to the nearer kinsman, he brought it up as a matter regarding property - something any man would be interested in. The Old Testament Jesus. - Boaz, as kinsman-redeemer to Ruth, provided a glorious destiny for Ruth. Spurgeon. You'll find all this and more in the Book of Ruth.. Well, sort of. So he took off his sandal. But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.”. Help us continue to create Bible study resources by supporting Study and Obey for as little as $1. Prophets He is not doing anything underhanded or under the table. She now had a grandson; she was now famous in Israel; and she got to be a nurse to her own grandson. Character Trait #4 – Boaz was a selfless redeemer. They blessed Ruth, that she might be life Rachel and Leah, from whom all the natins of Israel descended. Cross-Reference – Psalm 16:11 – You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore. If not, I hope that today will be the day that you say “yes” to Him. This was within Benjamin territory and for sale only to Benjamites? But He loved us. So they will be miserable and unhappy in always striving for, but never getting their dream of prosperity. This is a marvelous demonstration of what God can do through one poor woman who gets right with Him. Naomi was the one whose original returning to the LORD began all this great work of God. And in the end God gave him much more blessings than he ever had before. Naomi V. Jesus. 7:1-5) The Marriage of Ruth and Boaz (4:13-22) 8. She was no longer an outsider. of Scripture. We should learn that God's plan is perfect and filled with love, and even when we can't figure out what He is doing and it all seems so desperate, He still knows what He is doing. If you have children, you know what I am talking about. ii. Luke-Acts In chapter 1 we learned that Naomi would be blessed for returning to her source. -------------------- We pray this Ruth Bible Study is a blessing to you. Deut. He is not mentioned by name, but few passages in the Old Testament point to Jesus as clearly as this one does. Maybe like Mara, you have left the good things He has prepared for you and gone off on your own. He is their closest relative, but in the first three chapters he is never once mentioned. God has established the principle asking counsel as a safeguard to us against our own pride and subjectivity. “The Lord gave her conception”: As with Rachel (Gen. 30:22) and Leah (Gen. 29:31), so also with Ruth … Johannine Writings They could not both redeem Ruth. He did indeed become famous just like they said in verse 12. Then He sacrificed His life by dying on the cross for your sins. But don’t stay there. Romance! Before you attempt to answer the questions below you should read these chapters in the Bible and answer the questions at the end of each chapter found at the website www.DoingGood.org. Only Jesus, the eternal God who added humanity to His eternal deity, can be both the kinsman and the redeemer for mankind! Then they will be disappointed to find out that riches cannot make one happy. In chapter 1 she is bitter and resentful and tells the people to call her “Mara,” which means bitter. Ok, maybe its not quite 100% true. And I emphasize man! When it was just a matter of property, it was easy to decide on; but if he must take Ruth as a wife, ... Blue Letter Bible study tools make reading, searching and studying the Bible easy and rewarding. (Huey). i. 1. When she looked at it, she started shouting, “My reedemer! Unnamed relative III. Her culture and her family were clouded in darkness. But Boaz's plan had a surprise and an unexpected wisdom to it. May the Lord make the woman who is coming into your home like Rachel and Leah, who together built up the family of Israel. The first possibility is that they will never get it. In verse 11 the people ask the Lord to bless her as Rachel and Leah, two of the matriarchs of Israel. As we conclude this message, we also conclude our study of both Judges and Ruth. B. Passwords should have at least 6 characters. C.H. What do these preparations say about Boaz? He is not embarrassed or shy. You only discuss things loudly. Minor Prophets b. Men, you need to learn from Boaz here. And that means that all the kings of Judah were descended from Boaz and Jesus himself was too. Pentateuch What is the purpose of this relationship? -------------------- In the New Testament a place called Gehenna is translated as hell 12 times. The Gospels to bring home Ruth as wife number two. What does this mean to you? Application: Throughout the passage we see that Boaz is an honorable man. Her neighbors once again call her “Naomi,” which means “pleasant.” Back in chapter one she says, “Don’t call me pleasant! But very important. Ephesians 4:25 says, “Let each one of you speak the truth with his neighbor.”, Colossians 4:6 says, “Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person.”. Here are just a few simple tips for a husband and wife: A. "Indeed, it seems that Pharez was the ancestor of the Bethlehemites in general (1 Ch. Some may want to wait to enjoy their last days of freedom as a bachelor. He is the one who makes it all possible. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select a Beginning Point 26:20)." Boaz receives a great blessing from all the people who witness this. Discussion questions to encourage interaction. Relevant easy to understand teaching points. Lesson 4 7. Ruth 4:4 Many Hebrew manuscripts, Septuagint, Vulgate and Syriac; most Hebrew manuscripts he Jesus is the only one who is qualified to redeem us. (Rth 4:9-10) Boaz's announcement to the elders and the people. i. So Boaz said, “Turn aside, friend; sit down here.” And he turned aside and sat down. Jesus used this place as a representation of the eternal lake of fire which face those who don’t believe in him. Whatpreparations does Boaz make in order to speak to Ruth’s kinsmen redeemer in verses 1-2? 1. (Rth 4:6) The nearer kinsman declines his right of redemption towards the property and posterity of Elimelech. Application: If you set your dream on riches, you will be disappointed. Clearly this was a tactical advantage to Boaz. Ruth was a woman used mightly by God! Be proactive. Fast forward a few years. It seemed that the chances of her knowing the true God were very small. 1. Workbook on Joshua and Ruth Page #4 Bible Study Questions on the Books of Joshua and Ruth Introduction: This workbook was designed for Bible class study, family study, or personal study. He pays the price. i. He would naturally have known the situation with Ruth and Naomi. Our heroine is a widow who leaves her hometown of Moab to follow her mother-in-law to Bethlehem. 2. Spiritually, we need to come to Bethlehem and let Jesus redeem us. Are there any important principles about communication found here? And if he persists and says, ‘I do not desire to take her,’then his brother’s wife shall come to him in the sight of the elders, and pull his sandal off his foot and spit in his face; and she shall declare, ‘Thus it is done to the man who does not build up his brother’s house.’“In Israel his name shall be called, ‘The house of him whose sandal is removed.”. Note: MLA no longer requires the URL as part of their citation standard. Jesus redeemed us from this trash pit. Result – Was he rich? You can come empty handed. Jesus' motivation for redeeming us is His great love for us. -------------------- Major Prophets He did not have to. Now Boaz went up to the gate and sat down there; and behold, the close relative of whom Boaz had spoken came by. Historical Books It cost him financially. In chapter 1 she and her family left Israel, the Promised Land, for Moab. Sometimes, people wonder why a marriage ceremony or a marriage license is important. The writer of Ruth never identified the name of the nearer kinsman, because he was not worthy of the honor. Application: When everything seems to be going well, and you receive what you long for, do not forget to give thanks to God. (Rth 2:1) Naomi's kinsman: Boaz. By proceeding, you consent to our cookie usage. Thus it was much like the modern question we sometimes ask at weddings, “If anyone knows any reason why these two should not be joined, let him speak now or forever hold his peace.” Nobody could later accuse Boaz of dealing less than honorably. Ruth's story from the Bible is a remarkable journey of faith and of God using anyone to do His wll. Adventure! Let’s read: Cross-Reference – Deuteronomy 25:5-10 – “When brothers live together and one of them dies and has no son, the wife of the deceased shall not be married outside the family to a strange man. About everything. Because of Boaz's wise (perhaps shrewd) way of framing the occasion, this was the first time the nearer kinsman considered this, and it was a pretty big question to take in all at once. It follows the life of Naomi and Ruth as they struggle through difficult trials. Cross-Reference – John 1:17 – Out of his fullness we have all received grace in place of grace already given. - The kinsman-redeemer had the duty of buying family members out of slavery; Jesus redeemed us from slavery to sin and death. Boaz was next in line behind this other man in his right to buy it. What is the result for Boaz? Quiz on the Book of Ruth. He wanted the best for her. Moreover, Pharez gave his name to the section of the tribe of Judah that was descended from him (Num. He brought you from far away into His own family. When there is important things to be done, he doesn’t procrastinate and wait around until the last possible moment. The story of his birth is in Genesis 38:27-30. i. Trapp on May your house be like the house of Perez: "That breach-maker, as the midwife called him, because he would needs be born before his brother, and carried away the first birthright: and afterwards became happy in a numerous and honourable posterity. Ruth 4 – Redemption: Five People (Character studies) of Ruth 4, I. Boaz II. Each day may be a struggle with feelings of bitterness or resentment. Introduction David Guzik :: Study Guide for Ruth 4 ... and it was a pretty big question to take in all at once. Jesus too loved us while we were still sinners. 2. What did he call him? Because Naomi was older and beyond the years of bearing children, the nearer kinsman was not expected to marry Naomi and raise up children to the family name of her deceased husband Elimelech. -------------------- b. And behold, the redeemer, of whom Boaz had spoken, came by. What character qualities can you see in Boaz’s relative? Ruth Chapter 2: Growing in Grace . A Study of the Book of Ruth by Becky J. He does not go to ask about their welfare. Boaz was the second in line. How had Naomi’s situation changed since chapter 1? Home > Content Index > Books of the Bible > Ruth Questions about Ruth. She is not empty and bitter. A. Ruth 4:6 = Let Boaz buy the land and marry Ruth. Men, if you want to start a relationship with a girl, be clear. Ruth and Boaz were obviously in love and wanted to get married, with Boaz exercising the right of the goel - the kinsman-redeemer. Tell Him that you are willing to receive His free offer of forgiveness. 25:25-55); also in verses 3, 6, 8 and 14. Being a Moabite, she was not someone that most men would have chosen to love, but Boaz did. He had a son name Jesse. But you must still be willing to say, “yes.” Have you already said “yes” to Jesus? He wanted to pass his own land down to his children who had his own name. Luke-Acts Chapter four of the book of Ruth begins with a man named Boaz informing the family member who was next of kin in redeeming the land and heritage of Elimelech (Naomi’s husband), and that heritage included Ruth, his daughter-in-law.. God gets the praise – Notice who gets the top praise for this. 1. Ruth: God’s Amazing Love for You An In-depth Bible Study. Ruth 4:13 "So Boaz took Ruth, and she was his wife: and when he went in unto her, the LORD gave her conception, and she bare a son." Visit our library of inductive Bible studies for more in depth inductive studies on this and other books of the Bible you can use in your small group. How will you respond? The near kinsman of who Boaz had spoken came by, On the day you buy the field from the hand of Naomi, you must also buy it from Ruth the Moabitess, Buy it from Ruth the Moabitess, the wife of the dead, to perpetuate the name of the dead through his inheritance, You redeem my right of redemption for yourself, for I cannot redeem it, It was the custom in former times in Israel, Boaz said to the elders and all the people, That the name of the dead may not be cut off from among his brethren and from the gate of this place, All the people who were at the gate, and the elders, said, "We are witnesses", May your house be like the house of Perez, Who has not left you this day without a close relative, David Guzik :: Génesis 14 – Abram Rescata a Lot y Conoce a Melquisedec, G1 - alpha - Strong's Greek Lexicon (KJV), David Guzik :: Hechos 9 – La Conversión de Saulo de Tarso, David Guzik :: 1 Corintios 7 – Principios Sobre el Matrimonio y la Soltería, A Summary of Each Bible Book - Study Resources, Chuck Smith :: Sermon Notes for Matthew 7:6, David Guzik :: Génesis 3 – La tentación y caída del hombre, Jehovah's Witnesses, Jesus and the Holy Trinity (Walter Martin), Revelation 4-6 (1982-85 Audio) (Chuck Smith), Expostion of John the Baptist (Chuck Missler), Sermon on the Mount Part 1 (Chuck Missler), Intro. 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Luke-Acts So he bought her and he placed a certificate of freedom in her hand and then walked away. (List out similarities between Boaz and Jesus.). God wants you to do it!". This would be a financial expense. He loved you so much that He left all the comforts of heaven and came down to this world to become your kinsman redeemer. He had a son named David. These small group studies of Ruth contain outlines, cross-references, Bible study discussion questions, teaching points, and applications. Hello Friends, Last month, I really enjoyed studying the book of Ruth as a part of February’s To-Do List. He can communicate in this way because he has nothing to hide. He was selfless. His actions are open and public for all to see because he has nothing to hide. The Old Testament ii. Then I said something like, “I believe that courtship is a time when two people intentionally get to know each other for the purpose of considering marriage.”. Pauline Epistles May you have standing in Ephrathah and be famous in Bethlehem. (Rth 4:11-12) The blessing of the witnesses to the wedding. Major Prophets You feel that your life is empty and you lack joy. 2. For your daughter-in-law, who loves you and who is better to you than seven sons, has given him birth.” 16 Then Naomi took the child in her arms and cared for him. General Epistles iv. When the first said, “I cannot redeem it,” then Boaz happily agreed to. He does not first waste time talking about the harvest or the weather or the World Cup. But he does not ask what would happen to them. When it was just a matter of property, it was easy to decide on; but if he must take Ruth as a wife, that was another matter. (Rth 4:1-2) Boaz meets the nearer kinsman at the city gates. Then what? Study Questions for Ruth Chapter 2 Please read Chapter 2 of The Book of Ruth and then think about the following discussion questions. You must simply come to Jesus in prayer. The Whole Bible Pauline Epistles Minor Prophets Minor Prophets So Boaz was humble enough that he was willing to submit himself to the wise counsel of his elders. Both sides had to agree. iii. (Rth 4:13) Ruth and Boaz have their first child. by I Gordon. Also, no doubt, the man was married - and knew it would be awkward (at best!) Blue Letter Bible study tools make reading, searching and studying the Bible easy and rewarding. You redeem my right of redemption for yourself, for I cannot redeem it.". The father of David: Naomi's return to Bethlehem, and the roots of David in Bethlehem, going back to Ruth and Boaz, are why Joseph and Mary had to go to Bethlehem to register in the census of Augustus (Luke 2:1-5). Ruth 4:11-12 – Then the elders and all the people at the gate said, “We are witnesses. He realized this was a very important decision and he wanted to make sure it was done properly and in agreement with Scriptural principles. What lessons can we learn from this about how to face trials in our own lives? Therefore Boaz was remembered. 12 Through the offspring the Lord gives you by this young woman, may your family be like that of Perez, whom Tamar bore to Judah.”. He wants to finish it. The relative was not willing to redeem Ruth because he was not willing to give up his rights. A long time ago, fathers used to ask guys interested in their daughters, “What is your intention toward my daughter?” Guys, do you even know what your intention is? Ruth 3:4 "And it shall be, when he lieth down, that thou shalt mark the place where he shall lie, and thou shalt go in, and uncover his feet, and lay thee down; and he will tell thee what thou shalt do." He is the only one who can save us. Nothing but grace makes a man so humble and, at the same time, so glad. Boaz said, “Come over here, my friend, and sit down.” So he went over and sat down. The piece of land: When Boaz brought the matter up to the nearer kinsman, he brought it up as a matter regarding property - something any man would be interested in. The Old Testament Jesus. - Boaz, as kinsman-redeemer to Ruth, provided a glorious destiny for Ruth. Spurgeon. You'll find all this and more in the Book of Ruth.. Well, sort of. So he took off his sandal. But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.”. Help us continue to create Bible study resources by supporting Study and Obey for as little as $1. Prophets He is not doing anything underhanded or under the table. She now had a grandson; she was now famous in Israel; and she got to be a nurse to her own grandson. Character Trait #4 – Boaz was a selfless redeemer. They blessed Ruth, that she might be life Rachel and Leah, from whom all the natins of Israel descended. Cross-Reference – Psalm 16:11 – You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore. If not, I hope that today will be the day that you say “yes” to Him. This was within Benjamin territory and for sale only to Benjamites? But He loved us. So they will be miserable and unhappy in always striving for, but never getting their dream of prosperity. This is a marvelous demonstration of what God can do through one poor woman who gets right with Him. Naomi was the one whose original returning to the LORD began all this great work of God. And in the end God gave him much more blessings than he ever had before. Naomi V. Jesus. 7:1-5) The Marriage of Ruth and Boaz (4:13-22) 8. She was no longer an outsider. of Scripture. We should learn that God's plan is perfect and filled with love, and even when we can't figure out what He is doing and it all seems so desperate, He still knows what He is doing. If you have children, you know what I am talking about. ii. Luke-Acts In chapter 1 we learned that Naomi would be blessed for returning to her source. -------------------- We pray this Ruth Bible Study is a blessing to you. Deut. He is not mentioned by name, but few passages in the Old Testament point to Jesus as clearly as this one does. Maybe like Mara, you have left the good things He has prepared for you and gone off on your own. He is their closest relative, but in the first three chapters he is never once mentioned. God has established the principle asking counsel as a safeguard to us against our own pride and subjectivity. “The Lord gave her conception”: As with Rachel (Gen. 30:22) and Leah (Gen. 29:31), so also with Ruth … Johannine Writings They could not both redeem Ruth. He did indeed become famous just like they said in verse 12. Then He sacrificed His life by dying on the cross for your sins. But don’t stay there. Romance! Before you attempt to answer the questions below you should read these chapters in the Bible and answer the questions at the end of each chapter found at the website www.DoingGood.org. Only Jesus, the eternal God who added humanity to His eternal deity, can be both the kinsman and the redeemer for mankind! Then they will be disappointed to find out that riches cannot make one happy. In chapter 1 she is bitter and resentful and tells the people to call her “Mara,” which means bitter. Ok, maybe its not quite 100% true. And I emphasize man! When it was just a matter of property, it was easy to decide on; but if he must take Ruth as a wife, ... Blue Letter Bible study tools make reading, searching and studying the Bible easy and rewarding. (Huey). i. 1. When she looked at it, she started shouting, “My reedemer! Unnamed relative III. Her culture and her family were clouded in darkness. But Boaz's plan had a surprise and an unexpected wisdom to it. May the Lord make the woman who is coming into your home like Rachel and Leah, who together built up the family of Israel. The first possibility is that they will never get it. In verse 11 the people ask the Lord to bless her as Rachel and Leah, two of the matriarchs of Israel. As we conclude this message, we also conclude our study of both Judges and Ruth. B. Passwords should have at least 6 characters. C.H. What do these preparations say about Boaz? He is not embarrassed or shy. You only discuss things loudly. Minor Prophets b. Men, you need to learn from Boaz here. And that means that all the kings of Judah were descended from Boaz and Jesus himself was too. Pentateuch What is the purpose of this relationship? -------------------- In the New Testament a place called Gehenna is translated as hell 12 times. The Gospels to bring home Ruth as wife number two. What does this mean to you? Application: Throughout the passage we see that Boaz is an honorable man. Her neighbors once again call her “Naomi,” which means “pleasant.” Back in chapter one she says, “Don’t call me pleasant! But very important. Ephesians 4:25 says, “Let each one of you speak the truth with his neighbor.”, Colossians 4:6 says, “Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person.”. Here are just a few simple tips for a husband and wife: A. "Indeed, it seems that Pharez was the ancestor of the Bethlehemites in general (1 Ch. Some may want to wait to enjoy their last days of freedom as a bachelor. He is the one who makes it all possible. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select a Beginning Point 26:20)." Boaz receives a great blessing from all the people who witness this. Discussion questions to encourage interaction. Relevant easy to understand teaching points. Lesson 4 7. Ruth 4:4 Many Hebrew manuscripts, Septuagint, Vulgate and Syriac; most Hebrew manuscripts he Jesus is the only one who is qualified to redeem us. (Rth 4:9-10) Boaz's announcement to the elders and the people. i. So Boaz said, “Turn aside, friend; sit down here.” And he turned aside and sat down. Jesus used this place as a representation of the eternal lake of fire which face those who don’t believe in him. Whatpreparations does Boaz make in order to speak to Ruth’s kinsmen redeemer in verses 1-2? 1. (Rth 4:6) The nearer kinsman declines his right of redemption towards the property and posterity of Elimelech. Application: If you set your dream on riches, you will be disappointed. Clearly this was a tactical advantage to Boaz. Ruth was a woman used mightly by God! Be proactive. Fast forward a few years. It seemed that the chances of her knowing the true God were very small. 1. Workbook on Joshua and Ruth Page #4 Bible Study Questions on the Books of Joshua and Ruth Introduction: This workbook was designed for Bible class study, family study, or personal study. He pays the price. i. He would naturally have known the situation with Ruth and Naomi. Our heroine is a widow who leaves her hometown of Moab to follow her mother-in-law to Bethlehem. 2. Spiritually, we need to come to Bethlehem and let Jesus redeem us. Are there any important principles about communication found here? And if he persists and says, ‘I do not desire to take her,’then his brother’s wife shall come to him in the sight of the elders, and pull his sandal off his foot and spit in his face; and she shall declare, ‘Thus it is done to the man who does not build up his brother’s house.’“In Israel his name shall be called, ‘The house of him whose sandal is removed.”. Note: MLA no longer requires the URL as part of their citation standard. Jesus redeemed us from this trash pit. Result – Was he rich? You can come empty handed. Jesus' motivation for redeeming us is His great love for us. -------------------- Major Prophets He did not have to. Now Boaz went up to the gate and sat down there; and behold, the close relative of whom Boaz had spoken came by. Historical Books It cost him financially. In chapter 1 she and her family left Israel, the Promised Land, for Moab. Sometimes, people wonder why a marriage ceremony or a marriage license is important. The writer of Ruth never identified the name of the nearer kinsman, because he was not worthy of the honor. Application: When everything seems to be going well, and you receive what you long for, do not forget to give thanks to God. (Rth 2:1) Naomi's kinsman: Boaz. By proceeding, you consent to our cookie usage. Thus it was much like the modern question we sometimes ask at weddings, “If anyone knows any reason why these two should not be joined, let him speak now or forever hold his peace.” Nobody could later accuse Boaz of dealing less than honorably. Ruth's story from the Bible is a remarkable journey of faith and of God using anyone to do His wll. Adventure! Let’s read: Cross-Reference – Deuteronomy 25:5-10 – “When brothers live together and one of them dies and has no son, the wife of the deceased shall not be married outside the family to a strange man. About everything. Because of Boaz's wise (perhaps shrewd) way of framing the occasion, this was the first time the nearer kinsman considered this, and it was a pretty big question to take in all at once. It follows the life of Naomi and Ruth as they struggle through difficult trials. Cross-Reference – John 1:17 – Out of his fullness we have all received grace in place of grace already given. - The kinsman-redeemer had the duty of buying family members out of slavery; Jesus redeemed us from slavery to sin and death. Boaz was next in line behind this other man in his right to buy it. What is the result for Boaz? Quiz on the Book of Ruth. He wanted the best for her. Moreover, Pharez gave his name to the section of the tribe of Judah that was descended from him (Num. He brought you from far away into His own family. When there is important things to be done, he doesn’t procrastinate and wait around until the last possible moment. The story of his birth is in Genesis 38:27-30. i. Trapp on May your house be like the house of Perez: "That breach-maker, as the midwife called him, because he would needs be born before his brother, and carried away the first birthright: and afterwards became happy in a numerous and honourable posterity. Ruth 4 – Redemption: Five People (Character studies) of Ruth 4, I. Boaz II. Each day may be a struggle with feelings of bitterness or resentment. Introduction David Guzik :: Study Guide for Ruth 4 ... and it was a pretty big question to take in all at once. Jesus too loved us while we were still sinners. 2. What did he call him? Because Naomi was older and beyond the years of bearing children, the nearer kinsman was not expected to marry Naomi and raise up children to the family name of her deceased husband Elimelech. -------------------- b. And behold, the redeemer, of whom Boaz had spoken, came by. What character qualities can you see in Boaz’s relative? Ruth Chapter 2: Growing in Grace . A Study of the Book of Ruth by Becky J. He does not go to ask about their welfare. Boaz was the second in line. How had Naomi’s situation changed since chapter 1? Home > Content Index > Books of the Bible > Ruth Questions about Ruth. She is not empty and bitter. A. Ruth 4:6 = Let Boaz buy the land and marry Ruth. Men, if you want to start a relationship with a girl, be clear. Ruth and Boaz were obviously in love and wanted to get married, with Boaz exercising the right of the goel - the kinsman-redeemer. Tell Him that you are willing to receive His free offer of forgiveness. 25:25-55); also in verses 3, 6, 8 and 14. Being a Moabite, she was not someone that most men would have chosen to love, but Boaz did. He had a son name Jesse. But you must still be willing to say, “yes.” Have you already said “yes” to Jesus? He wanted to pass his own land down to his children who had his own name. Luke-Acts Chapter four of the book of Ruth begins with a man named Boaz informing the family member who was next of kin in redeeming the land and heritage of Elimelech (Naomi’s husband), and that heritage included Ruth, his daughter-in-law.. God gets the praise – Notice who gets the top praise for this. 1. Ruth: God’s Amazing Love for You An In-depth Bible Study. Ruth 4:13 "So Boaz took Ruth, and she was his wife: and when he went in unto her, the LORD gave her conception, and she bare a son." Visit our library of inductive Bible studies for more in depth inductive studies on this and other books of the Bible you can use in your small group. How will you respond? The near kinsman of who Boaz had spoken came by, On the day you buy the field from the hand of Naomi, you must also buy it from Ruth the Moabitess, Buy it from Ruth the Moabitess, the wife of the dead, to perpetuate the name of the dead through his inheritance, You redeem my right of redemption for yourself, for I cannot redeem it, It was the custom in former times in Israel, Boaz said to the elders and all the people, That the name of the dead may not be cut off from among his brethren and from the gate of this place, All the people who were at the gate, and the elders, said, "We are witnesses", May your house be like the house of Perez, Who has not left you this day without a close relative, David Guzik :: Génesis 14 – Abram Rescata a Lot y Conoce a Melquisedec, G1 - alpha - Strong's Greek Lexicon (KJV), David Guzik :: Hechos 9 – La Conversión de Saulo de Tarso, David Guzik :: 1 Corintios 7 – Principios Sobre el Matrimonio y la Soltería, A Summary of Each Bible Book - Study Resources, Chuck Smith :: Sermon Notes for Matthew 7:6, David Guzik :: Génesis 3 – La tentación y caída del hombre, Jehovah's Witnesses, Jesus and the Holy Trinity (Walter Martin), Revelation 4-6 (1982-85 Audio) (Chuck Smith), Expostion of John the Baptist (Chuck Missler), Sermon on the Mount Part 1 (Chuck Missler), Intro. 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He knows what needs to be done and he does it without wasting time. Redemption is public – Boaz redeemed Ruth publicly in the sight of all. (Psst. The New Testament Bible Study: Book of Ruth Chapter 2. Romans 5:8 says, “But God demonstrated His own love for us in this, while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”, And Ephesians 1:7 says, “In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace.”. Then Boaz said, "On the day you buy the field from the hand of Naomi, you must also buy it from Ruth the Moabitess, the wife of the dead, to perpetuate the name of the dead through his inheritance.". Are you like Mara or Naomi right now? Don’t say something vague like “So you wanna go with me?” Or even, “will you be my girlfriend?” What in the world does that mean? But Boaz knew exactly what he was doing, and he had the situation all under control. But the seemingly foolish plan did work. A. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select an Ending Point Form is being submitted, please wait a bit. Once He brings us into His family, He will not toss us out again. Application: Although I am not teaching a marriage seminar, the more I studied this passage the more I realized that many points are very applicable to singles looking to get married. Wisdom Literature He was not the only person able to this by the law, but he was the only one willing to do it. - The kinsman-redeemer had to be a family member; Jesus added humanity to His eternal deity so He could be our kinsman and save us. Thus, the conclusions and applications which follow will flow not only from chapter 4, but from our entire study of Judges and Ruth. Just as Boaz was selfless, this man was selfish. Major Prophets Since the text and audio content provided by BLB represent a Have you had a chance to check out March’s To-Do List?. It also depends on your view of God. In verse 6 he says, “I cannot redeem it for myself, because I would jeopardize mine own inheritance.” What does he mean? He also invites ten of the city elders to join him. - Universal Beginnings (Chuck Missler). Prophets Some may want to wait in case a better offer comes up. Like Rachel and Leah: These two had thirteen children between them, and were the "mothers" of the whole nation of Israel. Bible Study on the Book of Ruth 4 Life is like a grindstone, someone once said, and whether it grinds you down or polishes you depends on what you are made of. God accepted her and this is symbolized in the fact that Boaz accepted her. So God made provision for land that was "sold," that it might be redeemed back to the family by the kinsman-redeemer. He cared for her. He chose to. a. I cannot redeem it for myself: Though it would be great to receive the property associated with Ruth, the nearer kinsman knew that taking her into his home and raising up her children would ruin his own inheritance. 'May he also be to you a restorer of life and a sustainer of your old age; for your daughter-in-law, who loves you and is better to you than seven sons, has given birth to him.' need to hear the answer: "Yes - on a desert island. The New Testament First he notified his relative whom he wanted to talk to. d. Come aside, friend, sit down here: Literally, in the ancient Hebrew, when Boaz greeted the nearer kinsman he called him "Mr. There are witnesses and civil authorities for you to proclaim your commitment of marital love to. 15 He will renew your life and sustain you in your old age. In this story, Ruth asks Boaz to redeem her. And may he be to you a restorer of life and a nourisher of your old age; for your daughter-in-law, who loves you, who is better to you than seven sons, has borne him." He could also be called the “forgotten one.”. Pauline Epistles Poetical Books Boaz had a love for Ruth that was public, a love that wanted to be publicly witnessed and registered. The blessing came true. Blue Letter Bible is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Gehenna was actually Jerusalem’s garbage burner. Boaz did not do this out of selfish motivations. Many times when we hear the word “virtue” we immediately think of the Proverbs 31 Woman.However, in the book of Ruth we find out that she is considered one of the Bible’s virtuous women as well. Here we learn that you should conduct your courtship among God’s people. i. The Book of Ruth Introduction. c. If you will redeem it, redeem it: When Boaz put it in terms of purely a land transaction, there was no hesitation on the nearer kinsman's part. Now we come to Boaz’s most significant character trait. F. Redemption is irreversible – At the end of the passage the other relative removed his sandal and gave it to Boaz. That means that the field that he himself just paid for would be passed on to this child and in essence go back to his brother. General Epistles The story of Ruth and Boaz is one of the most beautiful examples of God’s love and sovereignty recorded in the Bible.Woven through out this beautiful love story is a greater story of God’s amazing love for us. ), yet the plan works and is glorious. b. Once Jesus saves us, we are saved. Help us continue to create Bible study resources by supporting Study and Obey for as little as $1..fusion-button.button-3{width:auto}Support. The city gate was "A kind of outdoor court, the place were judicial matters were resolved by the elders and those who had earned the confidence and respect of the people … a place for business and as a kind of forum or public meeting place." So-and-so." Eleven years ago, I asked Christy to court me. Can anyone share examples of times in their lives when they felt truly low or empty? There is a son born to Naomi: The son of Ruth and Boaz was named Obed. See how God blesses the Jewish people and the entire world through their ancestors. Here are three possible ways you can apply what you have learned in our study of Ruth. Recognizing the value of consistent reflection upon the Word of God in order to refocus one's mind and heart upon Christ and His Gospel of peace, we provide several reading plans designed to cover the entire Bible in a year. Anyone would want to buy back a piece of property and keep it in the family name by keeping it for one's self. Cross-Reference – Proverbs 11:14, “For lack of guidance a nation falls, but with many counselors there is victory.”. iii. The Gospels 3. Some might of have thought Boaz's plan was foolish: to gain Ruth by offering her and her land to the nearer kinsman. Ruth had to say “yes.” Jesus’ redemption of us is the same. Then he said to the close relative, "Naomi, who has come back from the country of Moab, sold the piece of land which belonged to our brother Elimelech. Boaz was willing to pay this price. God will accept you and fill you and give you His joy. We should learn that all things work together for good for those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose (Romans 8:28). She was married to one of the most respectable men in the city. The term “law” can be used in several ways in the New Testament. Instead he is bold and confident. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, The Whole Bible And they called his name Obed. If Ruth did not want him, then it would not have happened. Because Ruth had quietly gone back home after being at the threshing floor at Boaz's instruction (Ruth 3:14), Boaz's approach to this nearer kinsman was be a complete surprise to the other man. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, (Hebrew/Greek Search by English Definition), * 'Number Delimiters' only apply to 'Paragraph Order', Search verses, phrases, and topics (e.g. Do you realize how blessed you are? 3. Case & Allyson M. Barrante For: Crux Bible Study Leaders Crux Bible Study is a Geneva College Community Bible Study Sponsored by the Staff of The Coalition for Christian Outreach and “The Call” Fall 2004 If you came to GICF today feeling empty, then I hope you will go away full. Blue Letter Bible offers several daily devotional readings in order to help you refocus on Christ and the Gospel of His peace and righteousness. In what ways is Boaz a type of Christ? But he loved her. A man could decide he didn’t want to to do this. i. He did not receive the blessings that he could have had if he selflessly put others first. He was the father of Jesse, the father of David.”, The picture in these verses is quite different from back in chapter 1. She is blessed by the Lord. The nearer kinsman declines his right of redemption. Ruth was lost, but now she is found – Let’s read verses 11, 13 and 15. Today, God will bless those wanting to get married in the same way if they will only put Him first. If someone was going to exercise the right of kinsman-redeemer towards the deceased Elimelech, he had to fulfill the duty in regard to both the property and the posterity. But Ruth was another matter - she was able to marry and bear children. Now Boaz went: The previous chapter left us at a dramatic point. Did his decision not to take on this financial burden help him achieve the happiness he wanted? Anybody could observe the proceedings and say something relevant if necessary. a. Did the witnesses agree? Minor Prophets As we see in this passage, this was optional. A. Ruth 4:11 = Yes. Reading: Ruth 4: 1-8 1 Now Boaz had gone up to the gate and sat down there. We have already seen that Boaz is a type of Christ. Ruth had no money to offer. -------------------- Visit our library of inductive Bible studies for more in depth inductive studies on this and other books of the Bible you can use in your small group. A genealogy is a striking way of bringing before us the continuity of God's purpose through the ages. Of course he said, "I will redeem it.". B. (Rth 4:5) Boaz informs the nearer kinsman of his duty to redeem the posterity of Elimelech, if he will redeem the property of Elimelech. Q. The decision was final. a. Use Your Time At Home During Covid-19 to Study the Word! Home >> Bible Studies >> Ruth >> Ruth 4 These small group studies of Ruth contain outlines, cross-references, Bible study discussion questions, teaching points, and applications. Maybe you don’t feel content. 2:5, 18, 50f.). How long will this last? Everybody could see what a romantic, loving occasion this was. If you have not yet accepted Jesus’ offer to redeem you, then please don’t wait. There is a purpose in it all. Luke-Acts So he bought her and he placed a certificate of freedom in her hand and then walked away. (List out similarities between Boaz and Jesus.). God wants you to do it!". This would be a financial expense. He loved you so much that He left all the comforts of heaven and came down to this world to become your kinsman redeemer. He had a son named David. These small group studies of Ruth contain outlines, cross-references, Bible study discussion questions, teaching points, and applications. Hello Friends, Last month, I really enjoyed studying the book of Ruth as a part of February’s To-Do List. He can communicate in this way because he has nothing to hide. He was selfless. His actions are open and public for all to see because he has nothing to hide. The Old Testament ii. Then I said something like, “I believe that courtship is a time when two people intentionally get to know each other for the purpose of considering marriage.”. Pauline Epistles May you have standing in Ephrathah and be famous in Bethlehem. (Rth 4:11-12) The blessing of the witnesses to the wedding. Major Prophets You feel that your life is empty and you lack joy. 2. For your daughter-in-law, who loves you and who is better to you than seven sons, has given him birth.” 16 Then Naomi took the child in her arms and cared for him. General Epistles iv. When the first said, “I cannot redeem it,” then Boaz happily agreed to. He does not first waste time talking about the harvest or the weather or the World Cup. But he does not ask what would happen to them. When it was just a matter of property, it was easy to decide on; but if he must take Ruth as a wife, that was another matter. (Rth 4:1-2) Boaz meets the nearer kinsman at the city gates. Then what? Study Questions for Ruth Chapter 2 Please read Chapter 2 of The Book of Ruth and then think about the following discussion questions. You must simply come to Jesus in prayer. The Whole Bible Pauline Epistles Minor Prophets Minor Prophets So Boaz was humble enough that he was willing to submit himself to the wise counsel of his elders. Both sides had to agree. iii. (Rth 4:13) Ruth and Boaz have their first child. by I Gordon. Also, no doubt, the man was married - and knew it would be awkward (at best!) Blue Letter Bible study tools make reading, searching and studying the Bible easy and rewarding. You redeem my right of redemption for yourself, for I cannot redeem it.". The father of David: Naomi's return to Bethlehem, and the roots of David in Bethlehem, going back to Ruth and Boaz, are why Joseph and Mary had to go to Bethlehem to register in the census of Augustus (Luke 2:1-5). Ruth 4:11-12 – Then the elders and all the people at the gate said, “We are witnesses. He realized this was a very important decision and he wanted to make sure it was done properly and in agreement with Scriptural principles. What lessons can we learn from this about how to face trials in our own lives? Therefore Boaz was remembered. 12 Through the offspring the Lord gives you by this young woman, may your family be like that of Perez, whom Tamar bore to Judah.”. He wants to finish it. The relative was not willing to redeem Ruth because he was not willing to give up his rights. A long time ago, fathers used to ask guys interested in their daughters, “What is your intention toward my daughter?” Guys, do you even know what your intention is? Ruth 3:4 "And it shall be, when he lieth down, that thou shalt mark the place where he shall lie, and thou shalt go in, and uncover his feet, and lay thee down; and he will tell thee what thou shalt do." He is the only one who can save us. Nothing but grace makes a man so humble and, at the same time, so glad. Boaz said, “Come over here, my friend, and sit down.” So he went over and sat down. The piece of land: When Boaz brought the matter up to the nearer kinsman, he brought it up as a matter regarding property - something any man would be interested in. The Old Testament Jesus. - Boaz, as kinsman-redeemer to Ruth, provided a glorious destiny for Ruth. Spurgeon. You'll find all this and more in the Book of Ruth.. Well, sort of. So he took off his sandal. But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.”. Help us continue to create Bible study resources by supporting Study and Obey for as little as $1. Prophets He is not doing anything underhanded or under the table. She now had a grandson; she was now famous in Israel; and she got to be a nurse to her own grandson. Character Trait #4 – Boaz was a selfless redeemer. They blessed Ruth, that she might be life Rachel and Leah, from whom all the natins of Israel descended. Cross-Reference – Psalm 16:11 – You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore. If not, I hope that today will be the day that you say “yes” to Him. This was within Benjamin territory and for sale only to Benjamites? But He loved us. So they will be miserable and unhappy in always striving for, but never getting their dream of prosperity. This is a marvelous demonstration of what God can do through one poor woman who gets right with Him. Naomi was the one whose original returning to the LORD began all this great work of God. And in the end God gave him much more blessings than he ever had before. Naomi V. Jesus. 7:1-5) The Marriage of Ruth and Boaz (4:13-22) 8. She was no longer an outsider. of Scripture. We should learn that God's plan is perfect and filled with love, and even when we can't figure out what He is doing and it all seems so desperate, He still knows what He is doing. If you have children, you know what I am talking about. ii. Luke-Acts In chapter 1 we learned that Naomi would be blessed for returning to her source. -------------------- We pray this Ruth Bible Study is a blessing to you. Deut. He is not mentioned by name, but few passages in the Old Testament point to Jesus as clearly as this one does. Maybe like Mara, you have left the good things He has prepared for you and gone off on your own. He is their closest relative, but in the first three chapters he is never once mentioned. God has established the principle asking counsel as a safeguard to us against our own pride and subjectivity. “The Lord gave her conception”: As with Rachel (Gen. 30:22) and Leah (Gen. 29:31), so also with Ruth … Johannine Writings They could not both redeem Ruth. He did indeed become famous just like they said in verse 12. Then He sacrificed His life by dying on the cross for your sins. But don’t stay there. Romance! Before you attempt to answer the questions below you should read these chapters in the Bible and answer the questions at the end of each chapter found at the website www.DoingGood.org. Only Jesus, the eternal God who added humanity to His eternal deity, can be both the kinsman and the redeemer for mankind! Then they will be disappointed to find out that riches cannot make one happy. In chapter 1 she is bitter and resentful and tells the people to call her “Mara,” which means bitter. Ok, maybe its not quite 100% true. And I emphasize man! When it was just a matter of property, it was easy to decide on; but if he must take Ruth as a wife, ... Blue Letter Bible study tools make reading, searching and studying the Bible easy and rewarding. (Huey). i. 1. When she looked at it, she started shouting, “My reedemer! Unnamed relative III. Her culture and her family were clouded in darkness. But Boaz's plan had a surprise and an unexpected wisdom to it. May the Lord make the woman who is coming into your home like Rachel and Leah, who together built up the family of Israel. The first possibility is that they will never get it. In verse 11 the people ask the Lord to bless her as Rachel and Leah, two of the matriarchs of Israel. As we conclude this message, we also conclude our study of both Judges and Ruth. B. Passwords should have at least 6 characters. C.H. What do these preparations say about Boaz? He is not embarrassed or shy. You only discuss things loudly. Minor Prophets b. Men, you need to learn from Boaz here. And that means that all the kings of Judah were descended from Boaz and Jesus himself was too. Pentateuch What is the purpose of this relationship? -------------------- In the New Testament a place called Gehenna is translated as hell 12 times. The Gospels to bring home Ruth as wife number two. What does this mean to you? Application: Throughout the passage we see that Boaz is an honorable man. Her neighbors once again call her “Naomi,” which means “pleasant.” Back in chapter one she says, “Don’t call me pleasant! But very important. Ephesians 4:25 says, “Let each one of you speak the truth with his neighbor.”, Colossians 4:6 says, “Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person.”. Here are just a few simple tips for a husband and wife: A. "Indeed, it seems that Pharez was the ancestor of the Bethlehemites in general (1 Ch. Some may want to wait to enjoy their last days of freedom as a bachelor. He is the one who makes it all possible. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select a Beginning Point 26:20)." Boaz receives a great blessing from all the people who witness this. Discussion questions to encourage interaction. Relevant easy to understand teaching points. Lesson 4 7. Ruth 4:4 Many Hebrew manuscripts, Septuagint, Vulgate and Syriac; most Hebrew manuscripts he Jesus is the only one who is qualified to redeem us. (Rth 4:9-10) Boaz's announcement to the elders and the people. i. So Boaz said, “Turn aside, friend; sit down here.” And he turned aside and sat down. Jesus used this place as a representation of the eternal lake of fire which face those who don’t believe in him. Whatpreparations does Boaz make in order to speak to Ruth’s kinsmen redeemer in verses 1-2? 1. (Rth 4:6) The nearer kinsman declines his right of redemption towards the property and posterity of Elimelech. Application: If you set your dream on riches, you will be disappointed. Clearly this was a tactical advantage to Boaz. Ruth was a woman used mightly by God! Be proactive. Fast forward a few years. It seemed that the chances of her knowing the true God were very small. 1. Workbook on Joshua and Ruth Page #4 Bible Study Questions on the Books of Joshua and Ruth Introduction: This workbook was designed for Bible class study, family study, or personal study. He pays the price. i. He would naturally have known the situation with Ruth and Naomi. Our heroine is a widow who leaves her hometown of Moab to follow her mother-in-law to Bethlehem. 2. Spiritually, we need to come to Bethlehem and let Jesus redeem us. Are there any important principles about communication found here? And if he persists and says, ‘I do not desire to take her,’then his brother’s wife shall come to him in the sight of the elders, and pull his sandal off his foot and spit in his face; and she shall declare, ‘Thus it is done to the man who does not build up his brother’s house.’“In Israel his name shall be called, ‘The house of him whose sandal is removed.”. Note: MLA no longer requires the URL as part of their citation standard. Jesus redeemed us from this trash pit. Result – Was he rich? You can come empty handed. Jesus' motivation for redeeming us is His great love for us. -------------------- Major Prophets He did not have to. Now Boaz went up to the gate and sat down there; and behold, the close relative of whom Boaz had spoken came by. Historical Books It cost him financially. In chapter 1 she and her family left Israel, the Promised Land, for Moab. Sometimes, people wonder why a marriage ceremony or a marriage license is important. The writer of Ruth never identified the name of the nearer kinsman, because he was not worthy of the honor. Application: When everything seems to be going well, and you receive what you long for, do not forget to give thanks to God. (Rth 2:1) Naomi's kinsman: Boaz. By proceeding, you consent to our cookie usage. Thus it was much like the modern question we sometimes ask at weddings, “If anyone knows any reason why these two should not be joined, let him speak now or forever hold his peace.” Nobody could later accuse Boaz of dealing less than honorably. Ruth's story from the Bible is a remarkable journey of faith and of God using anyone to do His wll. Adventure! Let’s read: Cross-Reference – Deuteronomy 25:5-10 – “When brothers live together and one of them dies and has no son, the wife of the deceased shall not be married outside the family to a strange man. About everything. Because of Boaz's wise (perhaps shrewd) way of framing the occasion, this was the first time the nearer kinsman considered this, and it was a pretty big question to take in all at once. It follows the life of Naomi and Ruth as they struggle through difficult trials. Cross-Reference – John 1:17 – Out of his fullness we have all received grace in place of grace already given. - The kinsman-redeemer had the duty of buying family members out of slavery; Jesus redeemed us from slavery to sin and death. Boaz was next in line behind this other man in his right to buy it. What is the result for Boaz? Quiz on the Book of Ruth. He wanted the best for her. Moreover, Pharez gave his name to the section of the tribe of Judah that was descended from him (Num. He brought you from far away into His own family. When there is important things to be done, he doesn’t procrastinate and wait around until the last possible moment. The story of his birth is in Genesis 38:27-30. i. Trapp on May your house be like the house of Perez: "That breach-maker, as the midwife called him, because he would needs be born before his brother, and carried away the first birthright: and afterwards became happy in a numerous and honourable posterity. Ruth 4 – Redemption: Five People (Character studies) of Ruth 4, I. Boaz II. Each day may be a struggle with feelings of bitterness or resentment. Introduction David Guzik :: Study Guide for Ruth 4 ... and it was a pretty big question to take in all at once. Jesus too loved us while we were still sinners. 2. What did he call him? Because Naomi was older and beyond the years of bearing children, the nearer kinsman was not expected to marry Naomi and raise up children to the family name of her deceased husband Elimelech. -------------------- b. And behold, the redeemer, of whom Boaz had spoken, came by. What character qualities can you see in Boaz’s relative? Ruth Chapter 2: Growing in Grace . A Study of the Book of Ruth by Becky J. He does not go to ask about their welfare. Boaz was the second in line. How had Naomi’s situation changed since chapter 1? Home > Content Index > Books of the Bible > Ruth Questions about Ruth. She is not empty and bitter. A. Ruth 4:6 = Let Boaz buy the land and marry Ruth. Men, if you want to start a relationship with a girl, be clear. Ruth and Boaz were obviously in love and wanted to get married, with Boaz exercising the right of the goel - the kinsman-redeemer. Tell Him that you are willing to receive His free offer of forgiveness. 25:25-55); also in verses 3, 6, 8 and 14. Being a Moabite, she was not someone that most men would have chosen to love, but Boaz did. He had a son name Jesse. But you must still be willing to say, “yes.” Have you already said “yes” to Jesus? He wanted to pass his own land down to his children who had his own name. Luke-Acts Chapter four of the book of Ruth begins with a man named Boaz informing the family member who was next of kin in redeeming the land and heritage of Elimelech (Naomi’s husband), and that heritage included Ruth, his daughter-in-law.. God gets the praise – Notice who gets the top praise for this. 1. Ruth: God’s Amazing Love for You An In-depth Bible Study. Ruth 4:13 "So Boaz took Ruth, and she was his wife: and when he went in unto her, the LORD gave her conception, and she bare a son." Visit our library of inductive Bible studies for more in depth inductive studies on this and other books of the Bible you can use in your small group. How will you respond? The near kinsman of who Boaz had spoken came by, On the day you buy the field from the hand of Naomi, you must also buy it from Ruth the Moabitess, Buy it from Ruth the Moabitess, the wife of the dead, to perpetuate the name of the dead through his inheritance, You redeem my right of redemption for yourself, for I cannot redeem it, It was the custom in former times in Israel, Boaz said to the elders and all the people, That the name of the dead may not be cut off from among his brethren and from the gate of this place, All the people who were at the gate, and the elders, said, "We are witnesses", May your house be like the house of Perez, Who has not left you this day without a close relative, David Guzik :: Génesis 14 – Abram Rescata a Lot y Conoce a Melquisedec, G1 - alpha - Strong's Greek Lexicon (KJV), David Guzik :: Hechos 9 – La Conversión de Saulo de Tarso, David Guzik :: 1 Corintios 7 – Principios Sobre el Matrimonio y la Soltería, A Summary of Each Bible Book - Study Resources, Chuck Smith :: Sermon Notes for Matthew 7:6, David Guzik :: Génesis 3 – La tentación y caída del hombre, Jehovah's Witnesses, Jesus and the Holy Trinity (Walter Martin), Revelation 4-6 (1982-85 Audio) (Chuck Smith), Expostion of John the Baptist (Chuck Missler), Sermon on the Mount Part 1 (Chuck Missler), Intro. 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