In this fourth lesson on the Book of Ruth we learn the impact of the kindness and decency of Boaz, the faithfulness of Ruth, and the hope of Naomi.
See how the blessings of God are poured out on the Jewish people and the entire world through their ancestors.
1. What preparations does Boaz make in order to speak to Ruth’s kinsmen redeemer in verses 1-2?
2. What do these preparations say about Boaz?
3. What does the Bible say about preparation from the following verses?
Why is it important to prepare? How is preparation not a lack of faith in God?
4. When in your life have you felt the most prepared? Why? When have you felt the least prepared? Why?
5. How would you describe the manner in which Boaz presented his case to the kinsmen redeemer in verses 3-5?
6. Upon hearing the news of Ruth, the kinsmen redeemer refuses to complete redeem Ruth and states his reason in verse 6. How are we like the first kinsmen redeemer?
7. In verse 11, the elders pray that the Lord make Ruth like Rachel and Leah. What does this verse mean? Read Genesis 29:32-35 and Genesis 30: 22-24.
8. What type of legacy has Ruth established by looking at verse 15? What type of legacy do you want to leave behind?
9. What changes have occurred with Naomi and Ruth's situation from Ruth chapter one to chapter 4?
10. How can we learn to trust God like Naomi and Ruth did when things look bad at the beginning? Read Exodus 14:10-11, Exodus 22-27, Exodus 16:1-5, Exodus 17:1-5 and Joshua 1:9.
11. Have you ever experienced a blessing out of a tragedy? Share a story.
12. Which person (Ruth, Naomi or Boaz) do you relate to the most?