9 He said, “Who are you?” And she answered, “I am Ruth your maid. Ruth is a love story, not about romantic love, but faithful love (Hebrew "hesed"), shown by Boaz, and reflecting the love of God. How have you helped your extended family? 8. Introducing the 'mystery' closer relative! See what happens when Ruth waits in the shadows and then makes her move in the dark of night. No, he wasn't speaking about a physical location but a place in his life. We pray this Bible study of Ruth is a blessing to you. We have seen the commitment of Ruth in her determination to follow the true God. Does it not also please the Lord Jesus when we choose to seek after Him instead of wealth or other worldly pleasures? It is a song of thanksgiving in the midst of the trial that benefits us so much more than endless moaning to the Lord. When Boaz had eaten and drunk and his heart was merry, he went to lie down at the end of the heap of grain; and she came secretly, and uncovered his feet and lay down. She believed him and had a good nights' sleep! In fact, it … What can we learn about the character of those in this story from the following verses? The famine broke in Judah and Naomi could go home. Ruth 3 . print mp3. But what a difference a few chapters makes. But as we shall see, through this testing she would learn what it is to rest in him, and his provision would be greater than in any time before! When God creates, He starts with nothing, and creates something. Not much of a contest you would think but in doing so the Lord confused their enemies and a great victory was gained. 'Remain this night, and when morning comes, if he will redeem you, good; let him redeem you. What does the Lord get him to do? Ruth, a widow in a strange land, goes into a field at harvest time, to gather grain left by the reapers. We have also seen her grow in her relationship with Boaz, consistently relying upon his grace. 11. Ruth- Lesson 3. Likewise, the Lord calls us to praise and He is able to give us a song in the night. It seems that a verse like this is ripped out of context so much and not weighed up with other verses that show the need to pray in accordance with the will of God. Songs in the night come only from God; they are not in the power of man.' The rest is not one day a week, but 'Today' as Hebrews states. In essence, she told her to let him know you’re interested (eyebrows flaring up and down). Behold, he winnows barley at the threshing floor tonight. Ruth 3:9-12 And he said, 'Who are you?' EQ020 – Lesson 4. So, we enter the book of Ruth and the 3 rd chapter looking for a king. 'Tis a mystery but we will have to save that for chapter four. Ruth 3:6-7 So she went down to the threshing floor and did according to all that her mother-in-law had commanded her. Ruth chapter 3 summary began as Naomi coached Ruth on how she should find more favor with Boaz (their close kinsman). But it wasn't going to be easy and would involve Ruth placing herself at the feet of Boaz, totally reliant upon his will. 10-13 … For example, it may have been that she was wearing the traditional clothes of a widow previously which may have deterred Boaz. But for this purpose I came to this hour.' No way! As a Christian grows, their faith has got to be tried and refined. Then he said, "Blessed are you of the LORD, my daughter! I mean, it probably doesn't sound long for us, but here was Ruth, laying at Boaz's feet, thinking 'will He marry me? [3]  Ever felt like that? She was also teachable, following Naomi's instructions even if it meant stepping out in faith and putting herself on the line. This chapter is all about the three R's - reading, writing, and arithmetic. Journal – Ruth Chapter 3. Probably heaps more but I'm getting tired. (Rth 3:10-11) Boaz's response. Naomi stated that she came back “empty.” In fact, the women of Bethlehem said that Ruth was better to her than seven sons (Ruth 4:15). It's because Ruth has laid her life down at Boaz' feet and has submitted herself to his will. Professor Hubbard reminds us that the ancient Hebrew legal system reflected their strong obligation to, and protection of, their fundamental value system. Ruth Bible Study – Chapter 1. What were the dangers Ruth faced in Naomi's plan? Let me start by reminding everyone where we left off. Ruth herself is a foreigner, who'll marry an Israelite in the next chapter. It's easy to talk about but never nice in reality. Now Naomi had a relative of her husband’s, a worthy man of the clan of Elimelech, whose name was Boaz. 9 index cards – write words on Bible Verse on cards (1 word per card) and then cut them in half (like a puzzle) Paper, markers/crayons; Optional: You can use this Ruth coloring page as a teaching illustration or a class activity. [2] ↩  Why did Boaz have to be down there? And often, God seems asleep  [4]  or at least oblivious to the whole ordeal. [6] ↩  Don't you hate it when prosperity teachers take a promise like 'If you ask me anything in my name I will do it' and use it to say that if we had faith then Jesus would give us everything we want blah blah blah! It is a time of testing and refining, and just as the threshing floor was used to separate the true grain from the chaff so these times in our life are used to refine and purify our faith in Him. Jesus slept because He had power and control over all things, including this storm. As we go on in our Christian life, there are times also when we must also be found at the threshing floor  [1]  , where he is  [2]  . Revelation 19:8 says 'It was given to her to clothe herself in fine linen... for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints.' He goes out against the enemy army with his singers and worshippers first! I will do for you whatever you ask, for all my people in the city know that you are a woman of excellence. Have you found that in your own life? He was contemplating the cross and the enormity of what that meant. This also happens in our life and usually involves trials that refine our faith and cause us to put our life back into the hands of the one who owns it anyway - God. If you have been a Christian long enough I'm sure you can look back at specific difficult times and testify that that was when you truly learnt more about the character and faithfulness of the Lord. Which is exactly what Jesus meant by 'ask in my name' - it means to ask in accordance with His desires and His will. Definitely a woman of excellence though. Unsure of how events would transpire, Ruth followed Naomi's advice and went down to the threshing floor. That is his response once we have put ourselves into this position at His feet. Precisely how the ancient reader understood the role is not clear but it was obviously not as ambiguous as it is for today's reader. Doing the right thing isn’t always easy. Let’s pick up in our “second story” again within the book of Ruth . Jehoshaphat was alarmed as the armies of Moab and Ammon were coming against Israel. Ruth waits for Boaz to finish drinking and eating and then lays at his feet; 8-9 Its midnight and Boaz wakes to Ruth at his feet. Then, I would ask you to read Ezekiel Chapter 16:1‐14. Or how has your extended family helped you overcome hardships or tough times. … We may not like it but it is true. Previous Lessons: 1, 2 Ruth 2. Reread verses 3-4. So Naomi becomes a matchmaker! Do you feel that you're currently taking a beating down at the threshing floor, wondering how circumstances will turn out? But here in Ruth's life we see Boaz, like Jesus, saying 'I will do whatever you ask.' Well, to rest as much as possible and worry as least as possible. The book of Ruth, as we know it a short four-chapter book about a Jewish woman and her daughter in law who return to live in the land of Israel after the men in that family died. From your reading, what values are represented by these texts? The picture couldn't be any clearer for us. Then she said, 'Wait, my daughter, until you know how the matter turns out; for the man will not rest until he has settled it today.'. Yet there are so many amazing stories, more thrilling than an action movie and more dramatic than the steamiest soap opera. This lesson focuses on the fact that as she chose to follow God, and because of that she was never alone and became a part of Jesus' earthly family's ancestry. ', Boaz, like the Lord Jesus Christ, is willing to redeem her but there is a closer relative than Boaz! 8. Ruth Chapter 3 – John Karmelich 1. Boaz was pleased with Ruth's choice and responds by the same words that Jesus said more than any other - 'do not fear!' I do. And finally, think about the following discussion questions. It's a place where, as John the Baptist testified, 'I must decrease and He must increase'. The Hebrews had reason to believe that they would have a king all the way back in the Law. May we like Ruth, desire to go deeper, learning to rest and lay all at the feet of Jesus. Small Group Publishing Company LLC. One widow is Jewish, one is Gentile. We may read our books and hear our sermons for years but we only truly know something once that knowledge has been tested. To us it seems like a huge risk but to the Lord it is the very place He wants us to be. You've got to be kidding? 1. Ruth 3:3 'Wash yourself therefore, and anoint yourself and put on your best clothes, and go down to the threshing floor; but do not make yourself known to the man until he has finished eating and drinking.'. What might she have been thinking? Oh hurry up and wake up!' Pin for later… *As an Amazon Associate I earn a small amount on qualifying purchases. Naomi, an Israelite by birth, has lost both her husband and her sons and is returning in absolute poverty. “He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.” ~ Colossians 1:17. We’re following the story of two widows seeking rest in the land of Israel. 3. Now Boaz, whose young women you were with, is he not our relative?” a. into your life? This could only happen through Boaz marrying Ruth, and providing children to carry on the name of Elimelech. 2 And now is not Boaz of our kindred, with whose maidens thou wast? In chapter 3 Naomi and Ruth make a risky move in the middle of the night. Precisely how the ancient reader understood the role is not clear but it was obviously not as ambiguous as it is for today's reader. And she said to her, 'All that you say I will do.'. This is at no cost to you, but it helps to keep my blog ministry flourishing and allows me to be generous to others . [1] ↩  The threshing floor is all about separating the true wheat or grain from the chaff and this process is used in the N.T as an example of Jesus' judgement between the righteous and the unrighteous (Matt 3:12, 13:24-30) Grain is produced through this refining process. Much has been written about Naomi's instructions to Ruth regarding the uncovering of Boaz' feet in verse 4. 10. It just might be what Jesus would like to see in us! So among other things, the Bible study lesson will focus on the following from Ruth chapter 3: Ruth 3:1-2 Then Naomi her mother-in-law said to her, 'My daughter, shall I not seek security for you, that it may be well with you? But if he does not wish to redeem you, then I will redeem you, as the Lord lives. We know that Ruth was dedicated and committed in what she did, willing to leave her life in Moab behind to follow the true God. However, as Professor Robert L. Hubbard Jr. points out, the ancient Hebrew legal system was more about the application of principles to situations not a prescription for action on legal matters. Does Naomi's plot to send Ruth to the threshing floor to propose to Boaz violate the principle of relying on God to provide for one's family? With this understanding, read the following texts to understand the background of the kinsman-redeemer: Genesis 38Leviticus 25:25-34Deuteronomy 25:5-10a. But He isn't, and there will always come a time when Boaz awakes and though it takes longer usually than we would like, there will always come the time when God hears and acts on your cry. There is limited biblical and extra biblical evidence for the legal precedence of ancient Israelites regarding the role of the kinsman-redeemer. 1Then Naomi her mother-in-law said to her, "My daughter, shall I not seek security for you, that it may be well with you? Likewise why did Jesus have to be where he was when he said 'If anyone serves me, he must follow me; and where I am my servant will be also... Now my soul has become troubled; and what shall I say 'Father save me from this hour?' CHAPTER 3 Ruth 3:1-13. Many have studied three texts (Genesis 38; Leviticus 25:25-34; and Deuteronomy 25:5-10) to develop an understanding of the role. So grab a cup of coffee (or tea) and lets dig deep into the first chapter of Ruth. What about Boaz, do you think he slept well and what might he have been thinking? How have you helped your extended family? 1) Wash yourself - is being washed with the water of the word as Eph 5:26 tells us. In times of testing the word of God is a light unto our path, giving us hope to persevere. This particular lesson will start with an examination of parallels between these two passages in the Old Testament. She worked hard in the fields yet was always humble and came to Boaz by grace. [8], Ruth 3:15-18 Again he said, 'Give me the cloak that is on you and hold it.' Create a Devotion – Ruth Chapter 4. "Then Naomi her mother in law said unto her, My daughter, shall I not seek rest for thee, that it may … He was going to be defeated so he turned his attention towards the Lord. Lesson 3: Chapters 3:6-4:22 Boaz Becomes Ruth's Blood Redeemer • Previous • Ruth Lessons List. Or how has your extended family helped you overcome hardships or tough times? Doing the Right Thing Often Takes Great Sacrifice. Sorry, it's not a magic formula. There are so many lessons we can learn from the story of Ruth. We have seen the commitment of Ruth in her determination to follow the true God. Study Notes for Ruth Chapter 3 If you have read the passage from Ezekiel 16:1‐14 which I suggested you might want to study in preparation for this particular lesson, you will have discovered that there are several parallels with Ruth 3:2‐3. Ruth 3:8 And it happened in the middle of the night that the man was startled and bent forward; and behold, a woman was lying at his feet. [8] ↩  One of my favourite passages in the Old Testament that shows the rest in the face of disaster is in 2 Chronicles 20. Ruth boldly, yet humbly and properly, sought her rights. 8 It happened in the middle of the night that the man was startled and bent forward; and behold, a woman was lying at his feet. Each of these acts are quite common in the Old Testament and each is interpreted for us in the New Testament. Ruth 3:4-5 'And it shall be when he lies down, that you shall notice the place where he lies, and you shall go and uncover his feet and lie down; then he will tell you what you shall do.' There is a detailed explanation below to help bring out some of the important parts of the story. Should we go there? BY NAOMI'S INSTRUCTIONS, RUTH LIES AT BOAZ'S FEET, WHO ACKNOWLEDGES THE DUTY OF A KINSMAN. A sermon on Ruth 3:1-18 by Russell Smith . 2. 'And now is not Boaz our kinsman, with whose maids you were? So she held it, and he measured six measures of barley and laid it on her. In fact, what If so, have you laid the result before Jesus and rested at His feet? However, as Professor Robert … (John 12:23-27). Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to obtain an inheritance which is imperishable and undefiled and will not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, who are protected by the power of God through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. Ruth, Boaz & Naomi Bible Lesson "I am Christ's" - 3rd in the "I am Incredible" Identity Series. And she told her all that the man had done for her. She is accompanied by her daughter in law Ruth, who is a foreign born Moabitess, and has no resources of her own. Journal – Ruth Chapter 4. It's been speculated that this language was understood to mean that Ruth was to uncover his genitals for a sexual encounter. She gave Ruth instructions on how to get close with Boaz, really close. So spread your covering over your maid, for you are a close relative.' – In chapter 1 Naomi concluded that if Ruth returned with her she would no chance for ever getting married. In this third lesson on the Book of Ruth we see the plan of Naomi. Finally, what about Naomi, do you think she slept well that night? Boaz was amazed at her commitment, faith and kindness stating that she was a woman of excellence  [5]  . It is human nature to look at the bad side of things. If you want to read an awesome book about this and how it applies to our Christian life then I would recommend 'If I perish, I perish' by Major Ian Thomas. But this chapter doesn't leave us there, as it also shows us the rest and fruit that is produced in such a time. Our faith is of little use to anyone until this has happened. Ruth Chapter 3:1-13 More in this series. She had to cast herself at Boaz' feet! It’s All About Jesus. And all the while a kinsman named Boaz was preserved as a husband for Ruth to raise up an heir for the family name and property. 3. Lessons Ruth 2016 - Lesson 3C 09.05.2016. Who would have the first choice to redeem you before the Lord? We see then that which is needed in preparing ourselves at this time. 3. How many times is Ruth referred to as "my daughter" in this chapter and who is using this term of endearment? But if it dies it will bear much fruit. But it always starts by laying yourself down in humility at His feet. Based on your reading of the text, does this seem probable? Ruth 3: God Provides FAITHFUL LOVE Ruth is a love story. Ruth 4:3-4 Then he said to the closest relative, 'Naomi, who has come back from the land of Moab, has to sell the piece of land which belonged to our brother Elimelech. Audio. 6. Lessons Ruth 2016 - Lesson 3B 08.29.2016. Together they represent Israel and the Church . We’re following the story of two widows seeking rest in the land of Israel. Copyright © 2006 - 2017 All rights reserved. 2. he winnoweth barley to-night in the threshing-floor --The winnowing process is performed by throwing up the grain, after being trodden down, against the … Lesson 6 - Chapter 3 We finished up Ruth chapter 2 last week and we’ll study chapter 3 this week. 7 When Boaz had eaten and drunk and his heart was merry, he went to lie down at the end of the heap of grain; and she came secretly, and uncovered his feet and lay down. In this you greatly rejoice, even though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been distressed by various trials, that the proof of your faith, being more precious than gold which is perishable, even though tested by fire, may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ; and though you have not seen Him, you love Him, and though you do not see Him now, but believe in Him, you greatly rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory, obtaining as the outcome of your faith the salvation of your souls. Ruth committed herself to care for Naomi. But he was also at the place where he was willing to lay down his life and let God take the consequences! EQOT020 Lesson 3 Quiz. Lessons from Ruth Chapter 2 Lessons from Ruth Chapter 3 Lessons from Ruth Chapter 4 + Graphics Goodies Lessons from Ruth Chapter 3 Lecture content locked If you're already enrolled, you'll need to login. EQOT020 Lesson 4 Quiz. 9. This is the rest. 2) Anoint yourself - always speaks of the enabling of the Holy Spirit. 'Anyone can sing in the day. To lie down at someone’s feet would be to take the position of a servant, waiting for the command of the master (something Ruth references later). And now, my daughter, do not fear. Ruth Genealogy Activity. Then he said, 'May you be blessed of the Lord, my daughter. Now what about you? Ruth also waits for Boaz to tell her what to do. Please read The Book of Ruth, Chapter 3. Some may think this is rather forward of her; however, we don't know all of the details regarding their previous interactions. After a long break, we’re ready to start back in our study of Ruth, picking up again in chapter 3. And she said, 'These six measures of barley he gave to me, for he said, 'do not go to your mother-in-law empty-handed.'' The Book of Ruth Lesson 7 - Chapters 3 and 4 We ended last week in Ruth chapter 3 with the startled (but pleasantly surprised) Boaz awaking in the middle of the night to find the find the lovely and perfumed form of Ruth lying beside his legs. And when she came to her mother-in-law, she said, 'How did it go, my daughter?' And this expectation of a king over Israel wasn’t new to the book of Judges or the book of Ruth. Did Ruth follow Noami's plan exactly? And that is what His disciples then, and His disciples now, have to learn. 4.  Who were the three people who knew of Ruth being at the threshing floor and why was it necessary that only they know of her presence? 6 So she went down to the threshing floor and did according to all that her mother-in-law had commanded her. May we continue to turn away from our problem and also hear those words from the Lord. Pay off that is. … [3] ↩  This reminds me of the attitude Esther took in going before the King - an act which was not lawful (Esther 4:16) She had to bring herself to the place where, having committed it to God, she steps out in faith stating 'If I perish, I perish'. This is where he said we had to be as well. Audio. The disciples were frantic but Jesus kept on sleeping. print mp3. 1. She could see something better for Ruth than just being a worker in Boaz's field. Ruth was getting good advise from her Mother-in-law here! Upon learning of her at his feet, Boaz instructs Ruth to remain until morning. ', You bet it would! 'So I thought to inform you, saying, 'Buy it before those who are sitting here, and before the elders of my people. [4] ↩  Same picture I guess as when Jesus slept on the boat in the midst of the storm. 5. 1-4 Naomi tells Ruth to get herself together and go lay at the feet of Boaz. The verses contained in chapter 3 of Ruth; Free online Douay Rheims Version of the Catholic Bible; Study passages and the scripture of Ruth, 3; Use this information for a Catholic Bible study course; Read the words and text of Ruth chapter 3 - perfect for Catholic Biblical Studies, Sunday School lessons and … Have you noticed that hard times produce far more growth in your character than any amount of normal daily living. Ruth, Chapter 4 – Part 2. And she answered, 'I am Ruth your maid. 7. How long it can be also when you find yourself on the threshing floor, in the midst of a trial. Why? Lesson Content 0% Complete 0/6 Steps Ruth, Chapter 4 – Part 1. Notice also that the threshing floor, the place of trial that refines our faith, is down! 3) Put on your best clothes - speaks of a righteous life. We have also seen her working in Boaz' field and seen his gracious commitment to her in return. Naomi even changed her own name from “pleasant” to “bitter.” There didn’t seem to be any light at the end of the tunnel. Behold, he winnoweth barley to night in the threshingfloor. Do you think she was able to sleep well? Then she went into the city. So would laying her life and hopes at Boaz's feet pay off? Ruth Chapter 3:1-13 (with various OT scripture) More in this series. You're going through a time of testing and all you can do is throw yourself down at the Lords feet not really knowing what will happen next? The best thing they could have done would have been to sleep as well! After telling Ruth not to fear the next thing he says is for her to remain resting for the night. It would have been a long wait for Ruth, believe me! This is only possible to the extent that we've got the first two tasks in place. Come with me as we delve into the study of the book of Ruth with the help of the Holy Spirit.Write me at favour.s.adebowale@gmail.com Ruth goes to Boaz on the threshing floor and says in effect, "I want you to spread your wing over me as my husband." (1-2a) Security for Ruth through a kinsman. Lie down until morning.' She could see Ruth fully redeemed, loved, and honoured as a wife. He had just said that unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies it abides alone. Notice also that he said 'I will do whatever you ask... for you are a woman of excellence.' Ruth 3:12-14 'And now it is true I am a close relative; however, there is a relative closer than I. Bible: Ruth 1:3-18. Our story thus far – our Heroines Naomi and Ruth have returned to Israel from the distant land of Moab. This Bible study lesson from Ruth chapter three takes us into the next stage of our Christian lives. What exactly did Naomi instruct Ruth to do in the beginning of Chapter 3? So where was Jesus at this point because it is the place he said we would be also? Not only did she show commitment to Naomi but also she had now shown that same commitment to Boaz. She was kind always sharing with others what she received. She didn't know what would happen next or what his reaction would be but she just knew that she needed to be where he was and this meant the threshing floor! This Bible study lesson from Ruth chapter three takes us into the next stage of our Christian lives. There is limited biblical and extra biblical evidence for the legal precedence of ancient Israelites regarding the role of the kinsman-redeemer. Will he redeem me? We have also seen her grow in her relationship with Boaz, consistently relying upon his grace. Jerusalem? If Boaz is a picture of Jesus Christ and Ruth is a picture of His gentile bride then we should look at what in Ruth pleases Boaz so much that he would call her a 'woman of excellence'? Three things are given for Ruth to do - wash herself, anoint herself, and put on her best clothes! Why couldn't he have been out in some nice flowery field and have Ruth meet him there? That is the condition for that type of response. Maybe it means coming and acknowledging to the Lord that you have been a failure as a Christian, a failure as a husband, or a failure as a mother. Ephesians 5:18 tells us to be filled (or controlled) by the Holy Spirit and this is crucial in times of refining when our natural reaction is to be anything but controlled! Read Hebrews 4 - it states that there remains a rest for the people of God and that 'we who believe enter the rest'. And it is the same for you. In any regard, do you think the man should propose a marriage, or do you think it's OK for a woman to do so? Chapter 1 hit us with the bitter providence of God in the life of Naomi as she left her land, and lost her husband, her sons, and one of her daughters-in-law. It means examining ourselves by the word and allowing it to govern our attitudes, motives and desires. So she lay at his feet until morning and rose before one could recognize another; and he said, 'Let it not be known that the woman came to the threshing floor. Create a Devotion – Ruth Chapter 3. Now Naomi starts to take initiative. I once read a quote that said you can test whether you love God by whether you seek after Him or His gifts. Here, after being at the threshing floor, Boaz gives Ruth a gift of six measures, which according to the Bible Knowledge Commentary was six seahs or 46 litres! Lesson 4 Readings . And when God makes a 'somebody', He always starts with nobodies! [7] ↩  There is only one thing that prevents us from entering into the rest and that is unbelief. Beloved Lord God, It was Your intention that mankind live in fellowship with You eternally, but in Adam's fall from grace that bond of eternal fellowship was broken and for the first time man was in need of a Redeemer. 2. Before we do I’d like to review a bit and get our bearings because we’re about to enter into the 2nd great theological principle demonstrated by Ruth, the principle of the role of the Kinsman Redeemer in God’s plan of redemption for the world. Conclusions and Beginnings 6 Topics | 1 Quiz Expand. [6]. What would have been best for Ruth during this time? Like the children of Israel we often fail to believe but let's hear God again say 'do not fear' and allow faith to rise as faith comes by hearing. «Previous Chapter Next Chapter» Ruth 3 (King James Version) 1 Then Naomi her mother in law said unto her, My daughter, shall I not seek rest for thee, that it may be well with thee? But Naomi had a greater vision for Ruth. 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