Loyalty and dedication

  • Leaves her homeland
  • Commits to going with Naomi – Ruth 1:16-17
  • Naomi’s God becomes her God
  • Do we have the committed loyalty to God that Ruth had?
  • Matthew 9:35 – The harvest is abundant, but the workers are few.
  • I Corinthians 3:5 – Paul planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the growth.

Didn’t do things for glory or to seek attention

  • Luke 17:7 – We are good-for-nothing slaves; we’ve only done our duty.

Boaz wanted to bless her and Naomi wanted her to be taken care of

  • Leviticus 25:48; Numbers 35:19; Leviticus 25:25; Deuteronomy 25:5 – Responsibilities for the family redeemer.
  • Ruth 4
  • What did this lead to by continuing the family live for Elimelech?
    • Ruth 4:18-22
  • Judges 10:6 – Ruth grew up in an idolatrous nation, but she turned to God.