What does it say?
- Read Ruth 2.
- What characters are mentioned?
- How is Boaz described?
- What do we learn about Boaz and his servants from their greeting in verse 4?
- What do verses 5-7 tell us about Ruth?
- What does Boaz do for Ruth? What does that tell you about his character?
- How is God described in this chapter?
- How is that different from the previous chapter?
What does it mean?
- "Gleaning", or picking up leftover grain, is discussed in the law of Moses. Read Leviticus 19:9-10, Leviticus 23:22, and Deuteronomy 24:19.
- Who was allowed to do this?
- How does this fit with what Ruth did at Naomi's instruction?
- What do you think it means that Ruth took refuge under the wings of the Lord? (verse 12)
- A "wing" is the same as the corner of a garment.
- Read Ezekiel 16:8. How does this compare to Ruth making the LORD her God?
- Why is it important that Boaz is "of the clan of Elimelech"?
- Why do you think Ruth is repeatedly warned to "keep close to [Boaz's] young women"? (think about the end of the book of Judges)
- How do you see God's providence at work in the story of Ruth so far?
How should it change us?
- In what ways should the character and actions of Ruth be an example for us today?
- In what ways does the character and actions of Boaz show us the character and actions of Jesus Christ our Redeemer?
- How do we experience "gleaning" and having a meal through the kindness of Jesus?
- What is something you can do this week in response to Ruth 2?