Ruth 101

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Ruth 101

By Chynna Johnson

Ruth 1:16 

 But Ruth replied, “Don’t urge me to leave you or to turn back from you. Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God.

Before I ever opened my bible to the book of Ruth, I  learned very early on that every woman should find a Boaz. In my sophomore of undergraduate school, I became obsessed with the idea of finding my Boaz. I purchased  many books about how to find my Boaz and not once did it dawn on me to actually open my bible and read the book of Ruth. I was focused on making sure I knew how to get  my Boaz at any cost. Two years later, as my relationship with God grew closer. His still small voice instructed me to revisit the book of ruth and lord my eyes were opened. 

Ruth had married the son of an Israelite family while they were living in Moab, but at some point her father-in-law, her husband, and her husband’s only brother died. So Ruth had to make a decision whether to stay in Moab, her home, or to go with her mother-in-law, Naomi, to a land she had never known—Judah. Ruth could not bear to part from Naomi or from the God of Israel that she had come to know. Together, Ruth and Naomi made the journey back to Judah to the city of Bethlehem, where they decided to settle. Ruth went out every day to glean fields to provide food for herself and Naomi. She found work in Boaz's field, not knowing that he was a relative of Naomi's. When Boaz returned home, he noticed Ruth and asked the man in charge of the reapers about her. The servant told Boaz about Ruth's faithfulness to Naomi and her hard work in the fields. Boaz personally told Ruth to remain in his fields and stay close to the other women, also telling her that he'd warned the young men not to touch her and inviting her to drink freely of the water the men had drawn anytime she was thirsty (Ruth 2:8–9). Boaz was a close relative, a kinsman of Elimelech, Naomi’s husband; therefore, Boaz was qualified to become Ruth’s kinsman-redeemer. Ruth and Boaz married and had a son named Obed. 

Ruth is often the staple woman for Chirstian women when it comes to finding an amazing man, but  the book of Ruth can teach us so much more than that.

  • Ruth showed us what it means to be selfless. 

  • Ruth  left everything she had known behind in order to live in God’s will for your life.

  • Ruth was focused on working and providing s during her singleness season.

  • Ruth showeds what it looked like for a man to find you. 

  • God will always provide.

 Always remember to trust God’s timing and that Singleness is not a disease and marriage is not the cure . YOU ARE and WIll always be enough.