Day 10

Ruth

from the This Is the Old Testament reading plan


Ruth 1:1-5, Ruth 4:1-17, Matthew 1:1-6, Matthew 1:16, Titus 2:11-14

BY She Reads Truth

This Is the Old Testament is part of a twelve-week thematic overview of the entire Bible. Each day we’ll read a thematic selection from a different book of the Bible, along with supplemental passages that show how the theme of that day’s main reading is found throughout Scripture. We’ll also read a brief summary of each book and a reflection on how the book fits into the larger story of Scripture. This week, we move from the Pentateuch into the second section of the Old Testament, the Historical Books.

What Is Ruth? The book of Ruth tells the story of a widowed Moabite woman named Ruth whose marriage to Boaz brought hope and a legacy to both herself and her widowed Israelite mother-in-law.

How Ruth Fits Into the Story: Ruth’s covenantal faithfulness to Naomi and to God showed that those who were not born as Israelites could, by faith, still become one of God’s people (Is 56:3–7). The book of Ruth demonstrates how the Lord shows His covenant faithfulness to His people, often in surprising ways. God’s provision for Ruth, an ancestor of David and Jesus, was also a provision for His people’s need for a king. 

Reflection Questions: 
1. How have you seen God meet your needs? How does God’s provision for you equip you to meet the needs of others?
2. How does today’s reading shape your understanding of the story of redemption?

Take time to reflect on your responses and share what you are learning with others in the community in the comments.

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65 thoughts on "Ruth"

  1. Sandy Flynn says:

    My church just had the most amazing short series on Ruth – I’d encourage all to listen. http://Www.MercyCharlotte.com.

  2. MeLissa Webber says:

    The story of Ruth shows me God’s faithfulness to us and that He always has a plan to care for us. He is our redeemer.

  3. Jamie Trice says:

    God has been there so many time to provide for my family. When I took a huge leap of faith and left my job of 14 years, then was fired from the one I had moved to from it only less than 2 months later. We didn’t know what we would do, He provided everything we NEEDED. Maybe not everything we wanted, but our needs never went unmet.

  4. Katie says:

    I just want to take a moment to say how grateful I am for these amazing daily messages. These have allowed to grow closer to god and gain a better understanding of his core message of salvation through him. Thank you and God bless!

  5. Ashley says:

    @MariV—Talk about a small world! My husband and I both went to Biola and now live about an hour from Sacramento in the Central Valley.

    1. Candi S. says:

      My daughter is starting at Biola this fall!! ❤️

  6. Chris Swan says:

    I know it’s late and most wont read this. But let’s collectively thank God that the pandemic is slowing and that our churches are open to worship him. God is still in control.

  7. Kristen says:

    Tbis stood out: 14 The women said to Naomi, “Blessed be the Lord, who has not left you without a family redeemer today. May his name become well known in Israel.
    The ladies discuss that they were prophesying, and Hos Name certainly cane to pass! Thank You, Jesus!
    I could tell story after story about God’s provision, help, protection and goodness! I just read another devotional that said our hope isn’t in tbis chamging world, but I our never changing Savior! Thank You, Jesus!!!Here is a link to read this: https://myf5.co/514073

  8. Jennifer Anapol says:

    I’m in awe of God’s provision. He has provided for me in so many ways. Most recently He found someone to buy our house. We also found out today if we get the house we put an offer on. Please pray that God’s will is done. ❤️ thank you ladies! Have a great Wednesday!

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