Ruth Application

1) What have you learned about loyalty from the story of Ruth? What does it mean to be loyal to God, to His people, to His precepts, and to trust God to do what He says He will do?

2) As you think Boaz redeeming Ruth, remember that you have a kinsman Redeemer, the Lord Jesus Christ. Think of how the Lord has acted on your behalf as your kinsman Redeemer by becoming a man so He could break death's hold by paying for you sin (Hebrews 2:14-15). Remember that you were not redeemed from your empty way of life with silver or gold, but with the precious blood of the Lamb of God, a Lamb without spot or blemish (1 Peter 1:18-19)

3) The final verse of Ruth show us that Ruth was included in the genealogy of David and therefore in the human lineage of our Lord Jesus Christ. Not only did a sovereign God include Rahab the harlot in the genealogy of His Son, but He also chose a Gentile, Ruth. Both of these women chose to believe God when those around them didn't! Consider how their example might apply to you life.

4) In the book of Judges, Israel forsook the true God and turned to idols, while in Ruth we see the opposite. One Gentile woman turns from idols to serve the only true God. In which category do you find yourself?

Ruth Themes of Application