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Friday, August 29, 2014

R is for Ruth (Women of the Bible)

Blogging through the Alphabet

R is for Ruth.

Scripture Reference:

The Book of Ruth; Matthew 1:5

Meaning of Name:

Lovely friend

Family Connections:

Daughter-in-law of Naomi; Widow of  Mahlon; Wife of Boaz; Mother of Obed; Great-grandmother of king David.

Interesting Facts about Ruth:

  • Ruth was a widow who chose to stay in relationship with her mother-in-law.
  • Ruth was loyal to Naomi and loved her deeply.
  • She chose to leave her home in Moab and the false idols of Baal to journey with Naomi back to Bethlehem.
  • Ruth was a devote worshiper of the one true God.  
  • Ruth was not afraid of her unknown future that lay ahead of her in Bethlehem. 
  • She listened to the advice of Naomi, an older woman. 
  • Ruth was not ashamed of the low order work of gleaning with the poor and and outcasts in Boaz's fields so that she could provide food for herself and Naomi.
  • Ruth found favor in Boaz's eyes who commanded his reapers to purposely drop extra sheaves for her.
  • Ruth became the wife of Boaz after listening to the advice of Noami.
  • Ruth and Boaz had a son, Obed.
  • Ruth's decision to follow Jehovah and to completely align herself with the Hebrew people led her to becoming part of the ancestry of Jesus.

What We Can Learn from Ruth:

  • Titus 2 relationships with older women are important.
  • Be loyal and unselfish in your relationships.
  • Comfort those who have suffered the same kind of loss as we have.
  • Do not be ashamed of lowly work that brings provision in your home.
  • God has a good plan for our lives.
  • When given a choice, always choose the path that will lead you to God.
  • Trust that God is in control of the unknown places you have yet to face in your life.
  • God can take any life that is surrendered to Him and use it to bring His plan to fruition.

Thanks so much to Marcy at Ben and Me for hosting this Blogging through the Alphabet challenge! You can find all of my posts in this series on my Women of the Bible page.

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Walking in His Grace, 

Ben and Me


  1. Ruth is one of my favorites. Thank you for sharing such a complete, yet concise, review of an amazing woman and role model. I have enjoyed your series and can't wait to read more. - Lori H

    1. Thank you so much, Lori! Ruth is definitely one of my favorites too! :)

  2. Good advice here - Ruth is one of my favorites as well. :-)

  3. Thanks for sharing!