Grief, poverty, discrimination, acceptance, security, and joy-these contemporary issues were also faced by devout believers long ago. One of only two books of the Bible named after a woman, the Book of Ruth tells the story of a young widow and her widowed mother-in-law who must rely on a kinsman-redeemer.
Although written some 3,000 years ago, the story of Ruth, Naomi, and Boaz is a story of love and faithfulness. Through their lives, we see the greater drama of a loving and faithful God providing His people with a greater Kinsman-Redeemer: Ruth's descendant, our Savior, Jesus Christ. In this study you will learn about
the inclusion of the Gentiles in God's plan of salvation;
the devotion to others God enables in us through faith;
the hope we have through God's promises in His Word.