Book of Ruth Series

Book of Ruth Series

In this article series, we examine several themes including that of love, faithfulness, integrity, and righteousness which are embodied by the main characters of the Book of Ruth.

Book of Ruth (Part 3): A Heart of Courage

By Cheryl Mah Read: Ruth Chapter 3  Back in Ruth Chapter 2, we learned about the Moabite widow Ruth’s encounter with Boaz – a wealthy man of God – when she gleaned in his field. Ruth was humble and respectful towards Boaz, and in return, he treated her with exceeding kindness. Later, Ruth learned from her mother-in-law Naomi that Boaz was their kinsman-redeemer (a male relative who, according to various laws of the Pentateuch, had the privilege or responsibility to…

Book of Ruth (Part 2): The Fruits of Kindness

By Cheryl Mah Read: Ruth Chapter 2 Ruth Chapter 2 brings about a special union. The chapter begins with the introduction to a man named Boaz who was a relative of Naomi’s late husband Elimelech; he was also a man of God and a man of great wealth. In this story, Ruth is led by God to glean in Boaz’s field, and God’s providence and grace is seen through the kindness of Boaz. Ruth meets Boaz Ruth, as you may…

Book of Ruth (Part 1): A Tale Of Extraordinary Love

By Cheryl Mah Read: Ruth Chapter 1 & Watch: “Ordinary People, Extraordinary Love” sermon Possibly one of the most well-known women in the Bible, most of us are familiar with Ruth as the dutiful daughter-in-law of Naomi. Although it is one of the shortest books of the Bible at only four chapters long, the book of Ruth tells a heart-warming story of love, devotion, and redemption. Ruth & Naomi’s story The story takes place during the time of the judges,…