Pearls of Ruth
Who is Ruth in the Bible and what did she do?
Ruth (/ruːθ/; Hebrew: רוּת, Modern: Rut, Tiberian: Rūθ) is the person after whom the Book of Ruth is named. In the narrative, she is not an Israelite but rather is from Moab; she marries an Israelite. Both her husband and her father-in-law die, and she helps her mother-in-law, Naomi, find protection.
Why is the book of Ruth significant?
Thus the Book of Ruth celebrates the forbidden marriage between Boaz and a Moabite woman, whose child is blessed like the offspring of another forbidden marriage and who, on the face of it, was a mamzer, or religious outcast.
What does the Bible say about Ruth and Naomi?
In Ruth 1:16–17, Ruth tells Naomi, her Israelite mother-in-law, "Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God. Where you die I will die, and there I will be buried.
What is the main message of the Book of Ruth?
One of the most inspiring messages of the book of Ruth is that a person who displays selfless compassion will be rewarded in the end. At the beginning of the book, readers are introduced to Naomi and her two daughters-in-law, Ruth and Orpah.
How is Ruth significant to you?
Ruth suffered trauma. She lost her husband. She exemplifies strength in the midst of devastation. She lets us know that there is still hope. Ruth let us know that our past is not our final destination when we trust in God. Doing the right thing takes great sacrifice. Sharing openly about our relationship with God brings intimacy to relationships. We see a preview of Christ's redeeming power through Boaz. We must be people of character even when no one is looking. Most importantly, God uses the most unlikely people for His purpose. Rewrite your destiny... where you left off is not final.