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-------------------- The Old Testament During that time there was a famine in Judah. This was a definite departure from the Promised Land of Israel, and a return towards the wilderness from which God had delivered Israel hundreds of years before. c. Your God, my God: Ten years of Naomi's compromise in Moab never made Ruth confess her allegiance to the God of Israel. Only a bold stand for Jesus will really do it. Orpah and Ruth had stronger family ties in Moab than they did with Naomi, so it made sense for them to stay in Moab instead of going to a new land - Israel - with Naomi. The Gospels Naomi could have stayed in Moab all of her life wishing things were different, but she did something to receive what God had to give her. In chapter 4 verses 18-22,there is a list of people who were born into Ruth’s family. i. Naomi knew that the tragedy that came into her life was not because of fate, chance, or blind fortune. Boaz became the father of Obed by Ruth (the foreigner). A certain man of Bethlehem: In these days, a man from Bethlehem left the land of Israel to sojourn in the country of Moab, because of famine. I went out full, and the LORD has brought me home again empty. It is hard to say that this was the direct hand of God's judgment against them. Thus, many have a value and affection for Christ, yet come short of salvation by him, because they will not forsake other things for him. Ruth 1 Commentary: Verses 1 and 2 KJV Ruth 1:1 ¶ Now it came to pass in the days when the judges ruled, that there was a famine in the land. Also note these verses from Matthew: “Salmon became the father of Boaz by Rahab (the harlot). (Rth 1:14) Orpah stays in Moab; Ruth continues on with Naomi. (1-2a) Security for Ruth through a kinsman. The Gospels -------------------- ii. Your trust in God, and turning towards Him in tough times, will often be the thing that draws others to the LORD. Text Commentaries . By Naomi's Instructions, Ruth Lies at Boaz's Feet, Who Acknowledges the Duty of a Kinsman.By Naomi’s advice, Ruth lieth at Boaz’s feet, Ruth 3:1-7. It would appear that this account belongs to the time of the judges. (q) Seder Olam Rabba, c. 12. p. 33. Perhaps you are sincere, but you are mistaken. And your God, [will be] my God meant that Naomi's relationship with God made an impact on Ruth. 8. And a certain man of Bethlehem, Judah, went to dwell in the country of Moab, he and his wife and his two sons. The LORD do so to me, and more also, if anything but death parts you and me." Alright, so with 2:1 we have the end of the introductory material. The country of Moab - Here, and in Ruth 1:2, Ruth 1:22; Ruth 4:3, literally, "the field" or "fields." She prayed that they would remarry (each in the house of her husband). Johannine Writings i. 3. The Harvest (2:1-23) 4. Minor Prophets So Naomi returned: Naomi came back repentant and honest. She wanted to be part of the good things that God was doing. There was no one to support you, and you had to live on the generosity of strangers. Ruth 1 – Ruth’s Journey A. And they dwelt there about ten years. 5. Historical Books This story is about an ordinary family whose members suffered manylosses but God went on looking after them. "Ah! Pauline Epistles (Rth 1:8-9) Naomi petitions her daughters-in-law to go back to Moab. Things have been terrible, and the answer isn't in going further from God, but in drawing closer to Him. "This book is called Ruth, who is the main person spoken of in this writing. Though she felt that the hand of the LORD has gone out against me, she did not grow bitter against God. Ruth 2:1-3. Our website uses cookies to store user preferences. Please see Blue Letter Bible's Privacy Policy for cookie usage details. ii. in the resource materials are not necessarily affirmed, in total, by this ministry. But a choice had to be made, and Orpah chose to stay in Moab, while Ruth clung to Naomi. When Providence had made her poor, she cheerfully stoops to her lot. Minor Prophets -------------------- The Old Testament Our life with God should make others want to come back to the LORD just by looking at our life. David Guzik . Then Elimelech, Naomi's husband, died: When Elimelech and his family came to Moab, they did not find life easier. It was disobeying the spirit of God’s law, and holding of little value the blessings of the land of promise. General Epistles (1-3) The kindness of Boaz to Ruth. Since the text and audio content provided by BLB represent a RUTH 1:7 Wherefore she went forth out of the place where she was, and her two daughters in law with her; and they went on the way to return unto the land of Judah. Elimelech soon died, and his wife Naomi was left to care for their two boys, Mahlon and Chilion. Pentateuch 1. Beth-lehem.—See note on Genesis 35:19. So a man from Bethlehem in Judah, together with his wife and two sons, went to live for a while in the country of Moab. Poetical Books Conclusion (4:13 -22) This outline is about the only conservative part of the commentary on this book. i. b. d. Went to sojourn: This means to leave with the intention to return. 2. KJV, alternate versions, Hebrew text with concordance, commentaries. iii. Before that he served as director and teacher at Calvary Chapel Bible College, Germany, following more than 20 years of pastoral ministry. 1 In the days when the judges ruled in Israel, a severe famine came upon the land. Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary. (s) Rambachius in loc. Moab (1:1-18) 2. 1. David Guzik is the pastor of Calvary Chapel Santa Barbara, California. Perhaps it was a familiar storythat a *scribe wrote down after King David’s death. i. (4-16) Ruth returns to her mother-in-law. Therefore she went out from the place where she was, and her two daughters-in-law with her; and they went on the way to return to the land of Judah. We sometimes think we can move away from our problems, but find we just bring them with us. Blue Letter Bible offers several daily devotional readings in order to help you refocus on Christ and the Gospel of His peace and righteousness. -------------------- b. Pentateuch -------------------- This Gentile woman, once far from God, had drawn near to Him. There was a famine in the land — This makes it probable that the things here recorded came to pass in the days of Gideon, for that is the only time when we read of a famine in the days of the judges; namely, when the Midianites, Amalekites, &c., came and destroyed the increase of the earth, and left no sustenance for Israel, nor for their cattle, Jdg 6:3-4. Our walk with the LORD should be something that makes others say, "I want some of that also!". Pauline Epistles Major Prophets But Ruth's commitment to Naomi went even further: And your God, [will be] my God. Poetical Books Passwords should have at least 6 characters. And a certain man of Bethlehemjudah went to sojourn in the country of Moab, he, and his wife, and his two sons. Now Ruth and Naomi had no food to eat but the barley harvest was just beginning and God had given the people of Israel a law which said that when a crop was harvested any that fell on the ground must be left behind for the poor to collect for themselves. CHAPTER 3. Ruth 1:1. d. The Almighty has dealt very bitterly with me … the LORD has brought me home again empty … the LORD has testified against me: Naomi was not afraid to see the hand of God in all her calamity. But she knew there was a sovereign God of heaven, and didn't think she had just run into a string of "bad luck. i. If I should say I have hope, if I should have a husband tonight and should also bear sons, would you wait for them till they were grown? Now we get to the action. 1. Pentateuch Ru 1:1-5. Major Prophets Ruth, in other words, proposes to Boaz! She had lost a husband, two sons, and one daughter-in-law. Jewish traditions say this request of Naomi came four miles outside of Moab; and that Orpah shed only four tears over the thought of parting from her mother-in-law Naomi. Not every reacts to trials the way Naomi did. conservative Christian faith, which includes a firm belief in the inerrancy We are glad God that didn't just feel His love for us; instead, For God so loved the world, He gave His only begotten Son. Tzemach David, par. No matter where you go, you bring yourself with you - so the same problems can continue in a different place. (Rth 1:15-18) Ruth's eloquent statement of faith. 2 The man’s name was Elimelech, and his wife … Nay, it is her own proposal. And a certain man of Bethlehem, Judah, went to dwell in the country of Moab, he and his wife and his two sons. It is decision for Christ and his truth that has the greatest power in the family, and the greatest power in the world, too." Because it is about ordinary people, this story can helpus today. The Gospels -------------------- loc. His name was Elimelech. Now it came to pass, in the days when the judges ruled, that there was a famine in the land. How far Elimelech was justified in fleeing, even under the pressure of the famine, from the land of Jehovah to a land where Chemosh was worshipped and the abominations practised of Baal-peor, may well be doubted, even though God overruled it all for good. RUTH 1:8 And Naomi said unto her two daughters in law, Go, return each to her mother's house: the LORD deal kindly with you, as ye have dealt with the dead, and with me. The tribe of Zebulun ( Joshua 19:15 ) coming with her daughters-in-law to with... 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