BY NAOMI'S INSTRUCTIONS, RUTH LIES AT BOAZ'S FEET, WHO ACKNOWLEDGES THE DUTY OF A KINSMAN. Heb 12:2 Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, Ruth Chapter 1 Bible Study: Counting the Cost, Ruth Chapter 2 Bible Study: Growing in Grace, Ruth Chapter 3 Bible Study: Rewards through Refining, Ruth Chapter 4 Bible Study: Fruits of Freedom, The process the Lord uses in bringing us closer to Himself, Where fruit and growth in your Christian character comes from. Ruth also waits for Boaz to tell her what to do.  ↩ Why did Boaz have to be down there? We have also seen her grow in her relationship with Boaz, consistently relying upon his grace. So, we enter the book of Ruth and the 3 rd chapter looking for a king.  ↩ Might be a good time to recap on Ruth's character. 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. 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! Likewise, the Lord calls us to praise and He is able to give us a song in the night. How long it can be also when you find yourself on the threshing floor, in the midst of a trial. print mp3. In fact, it … Ruth is a love story, not about romantic love, but faithful love (Hebrew "hesed"), shown by Boaz, and reflecting the love of God. This is only possible to the extent that we've got the first two tasks in place. Ruth 3:9-12 And he said, 'Who are you?' Then he said, "Blessed are you of the LORD, my daughter! 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? The picture couldn't be any clearer for us. 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.'. 10-13 … EQOT020 Lesson 3 Quiz. Ruth 3 – Ruth Makes an Appeal A. Naomi’s instructions to Ruth. Songs in the night come only from God; they are not in the power of man.' 7. Small Group Publishing Company LLC. And that is what His disciples then, and His disciples now, have to learn. … In her early relationship with Boaz, Ruth had worked all day in Boaz' field and beat out 22 litres of barley. Audio. I will do for you whatever you ask, for all my people in the city know that you are a woman of excellence. And she told her all that the man had done for her. Many have studied three texts (Genesis 38; Leviticus 25:25-34; and Deuteronomy 25:5-10) to develop an understanding of the role. 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? 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'? Probably heaps more but I'm getting tired. Why or why not? As we go on in our Christian life, there are times also when we must also be found at the threshing floor  , where he is  . Lie down until morning.' It's been speculated that this language was understood to mean that Ruth was to uncover his genitals for a sexual encounter. 6 So she went down to the threshing floor and did according to all that her mother-in-law had commanded her. Copyright © 2006 - 2017 All rights reserved. 2. From your reading, what values are represented by these texts? I do. Finally, what about Naomi, do you think she slept well that night? «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? Some may think this is rather forward of her; however, we don't know all of the details regarding their previous interactions. She could see Ruth fully redeemed, loved, and honoured as a wife. Ruth had known the provision of Boaz, and had 'sought refuge under the wings of the God of Israel' as Boaz himself had earlier stated. 2) Anoint yourself - always speaks of the enabling of the Holy Spirit. This Bible study lesson from Ruth chapter three takes us into the next stage of our Christian lives. 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. With this understanding, read the following texts to understand the background of the kinsman-redeemer: Genesis 38Leviticus 25:25-34Deuteronomy 25:5-10a. Each of these acts are quite common in the Old Testament and each is interpreted for us in the New Testament. And finally, think about the following discussion questions. Jerusalem? It's easy to talk about but never nice in reality. She could demand his protection under the law, but … 'So I thought to inform you, saying, 'Buy it before those who are sitting here, and before the elders of my people. That is his response once we have put ourselves into this position at His feet. So grab a cup of coffee (or tea) and lets dig deep into the first chapter of Ruth. Much has been written about Naomi's instructions to Ruth regarding the uncovering of Boaz' feet in verse 4. In verse 9, Ruth basically proposes a marriage to Boaz (compare Ezekiel 16:8 and Malachi 2:16). In this third lesson on the Book of Ruth we see the plan of Naomi. Previous Lessons: 1, 2 Ruth 2. (1-2a) Security for Ruth through a kinsman. 5-7 Ruth trusts Naomi and does what she says. How have you helped your extended family? So where was Jesus at this point because it is the place he said we would be also? What about Boaz, do you think he slept well and what might he have been thinking? Ruth was getting good advise from her Mother-in-law here! But if he does not wish to redeem you, then I will redeem you, as the Lord lives. So she held it, and he measured six measures of barley and laid it on her. After Boaz told Ruth to rest, not to fear and that he would look after everything, do you think she spent the rest of the night tossing and turning thinking 'will he, won't he, he loves me, he loves me not - Oh what's going to happen?' Introducing the 'mystery' closer relative! 2. There are so many lessons we can learn from the story of Ruth. 8. ', You bet it would! And when God makes a 'somebody', He always starts with nobodies! Based on your reading of the text, does this seem probable? 3. But what a difference a few chapters makes. 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. 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. 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? Ruth Chapter 3:1-13 (with various OT scripture) More in this series. Why couldn't he have been out in some nice flowery field and have Ruth meet him there? She worked hard in the fields yet was always humble and came to Boaz by grace. He was contemplating the cross and the enormity of what that meant. It would have been a long wait for Ruth, believe me! 1. This particular lesson will start with an examination of parallels between these two passages in the Old Testament. 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 … You've got to be kidding? While her life was far from empty, she pessimistically looked at the negative side and took Ruth for granted. Journal – Ruth Chapter 4. Oh hurry up and wake up!' Ruth- Lesson 3. Together they represent Israel and the Church .  ↩ There is only one thing that prevents us from entering into the rest and that is unbelief. 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. He had just said that unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies it abides alone. Doing the Right Thing Often Takes Great Sacrifice. She had to cast herself at Boaz' feet! 8. Charles Spurgeon. – In chapter 1 Naomi concluded that if Ruth returned with her she would no chance for ever getting married. Ruth 3 . 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.'. Did Ruth follow Noami's plan exactly? 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. Now Naomi had a relative of her husband’s, a worthy man of the clan of Elimelech, whose name was Boaz. Have you washed yourself in the word and allowed the Lord Jesus Christ to speak those words 'Do not fear!' Many have studied three texts (Genesis 38; Leviticus 25:25-34; and Deuteronomy 25:5-10) to develop an understanding of the role. One final thought as we close out the chapter. 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!  ↩ Same picture I guess as when Jesus slept on the boat in the midst of the storm. In times of testing the word of God is a light unto our path, giving us hope to persevere. Should we go there? She could see something better for Ruth than just being a worker in Boaz's field. Ruth Genealogy Activity. And often, God seems asleep  or at least oblivious to the whole ordeal. 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. Naomi even changed her own name from “pleasant” to “bitter.” There didn’t seem to be any light at the end of the tunnel. RUTH CHAPTER 3 SUMMARY. . And now, my daughter, do not fear. 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. Lesson 6 - Chapter 3 We finished up Ruth chapter 2 last week and we’ll study chapter 3 this week. Lesson Content 0% Complete 0/6 Steps Ruth, Chapter 4 – Part 1. She believed him and had a good nights' sleep! The Hebrews had reason to believe that they would have a king all the way back in the Law. But right when the tragedy of Ruth's widowhood seems to be resolved into a beautiful love story, a big Blue Ridge boulder rolls out onto the state road of Ruth's life. (John 12:23-27). Well, to rest as much as possible and worry as least as possible.  ↩ 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! 1. 'And now is not Boaz our kinsman, with whose maids you were? Um, sorry no, it's about refining, rest and rewards. (Rth 3:10-11) Boaz's response. There is limited biblical and extra biblical evidence for the legal precedence of ancient Israelites regarding the role of the kinsman-redeemer. The rest! 'Anyone can sing in the day. How many times is Ruth referred to as "my daughter" in this chapter and who is using this term of endearment? The middle of the night! Our faith is of little use to anyone until this has happened. This is the rest. 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. So Naomi becomes a matchmaker! I mean, it probably doesn't sound long for us, but here was Ruth, laying at Boaz's feet, thinking 'will He marry me? Boaz was pleased with Ruth's choice and responds by the same words that Jesus said more than any other - 'do not fear!' 2 And now is not Boaz of our kindred, with whose maidens thou wast? Ruth Bible Study – Chapter 1. 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! Ruth, Boaz & Naomi Bible Lesson "I am Christ's" - 3rd in the "I am Incredible" Identity Series. We’re following the story of two widows seeking rest in the land of Israel. Then, I would ask you to read Ezekiel Chapter 16:1‐14. 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. For example, it may have been that she was wearing the traditional clothes of a widow previously which may have deterred Boaz. A sermon on Ruth 3:1-18 by Russell Smith . 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). Bible Commentary Ruth Chapter 3. Let’s pick up in our “second story” again within the book of Ruth . So spread your covering over your mai… The book of Ruth is the story of Ruth and Naomi. … So would laying her life and hopes at Boaz's feet pay off? Have you noticed that hard times produce far more growth in your character than any amount of normal daily living. 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.'' 9. Create a Devotion – Ruth Chapter 3. There is a detailed explanation below to help bring out some of the important parts of the story. May we continue to turn away from our problem and also hear those words from the Lord.  ↩ One of my favourite passages in the Old Testament that shows the rest in the face of disaster is in 2 Chronicles 20. Journal – Ruth Chapter 3. And this expectation of a king over Israel wasn’t new to the book of Judges or the book of Ruth. Behold, he winnoweth barley to night in the threshingfloor. Definitely a woman of excellence though. 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? 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. What might she have been thinking? 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. Do you think she was able to sleep well? 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 … It's because Ruth has laid her life down at Boaz' feet and has submitted herself to his will. Jehoshaphat was alarmed as the armies of Moab and Ammon were coming against Israel. 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. We may not like it but it is true.  Ever felt like that? When God creates, He starts with nothing, and creates something. 5. In chapter 3 Naomi and Ruth make a risky move in the middle of 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. Pay off that is. He was going to be defeated so he turned his attention towards the Lord. Lessons Ruth 2016 - Lesson 3C 09.05.2016. Now Naomi starts to take initiative. Not only did she show commitment to Naomi but also she had now shown that same commitment to Boaz. 3. In essence, she told her to let him know you’re interested (eyebrows flaring up and down). Upon learning of her at his feet, Boaz instructs Ruth to remain until morning. Audio. Ruth committed herself to care for Naomi. Pin for later… *As an Amazon Associate I earn a small amount on qualifying purchases. 1) Wash yourself - is being washed with the water of the word as Eph 5:26 tells us. 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. How have you helped your extended family? 10. 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. Ruth goes to Boaz on the threshing floor and says in effect, "I want you to spread your wing over me as my husband." As a Christian grows, their faith has got to be tried and refined. This Bible study lesson from Ruth chapter three takes us into the next stage of our Christian lives. But there was sweet providence as well. 11. 'Tis a mystery but we will have to save that for chapter four. He goes out against the enemy army with his singers and worshippers first! Then he said, 'May you be blessed of the Lord, my daughter. We see then that which is needed in preparing ourselves at this time. And she answered, 'I am Ruth your maid. Lesson 4 Readings . 6. 'Remain this night, and when morning comes, if he will redeem you, good; let him redeem you. 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). Lesson (Ruth 3-4) Helping Others in the Story of Ruth February 18, 2019 by Kristin Schmidt Sometimes Biblical stories just get a bad rap…young and old alike want to hit the snooze button just looking at the Word of God. Will he redeem me? Who would have the first choice to redeem you before the Lord? It is human nature to look at the bad side of things. She was also teachable, following Naomi's instructions even if it meant stepping out in faith and putting herself on the line. However, as Professor Robert … 1-4 Naomi tells Ruth to get herself together and go lay at the feet of Boaz. Notice also that he said 'I will do whatever you ask... for you are a woman of excellence.' Ruth Chapter 3:1-13 More in this series. 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. Ruth Chapter 3 – John Karmelich 1. It just might be what Jesus would like to see in us! But it always starts by laying yourself down in humility at His feet. No, he wasn't speaking about a physical location but a place in his life. This is at no cost to you, but it helps to keep my blog ministry flourishing and allows me to be generous to others .  ↩ 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. What would have been best for Ruth during this time? Her entire outlook was gloomy and full of despair. 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 so, have you laid the result before Jesus and rested at His feet? We’re following the story of two widows seeking rest in the land of Israel. 3. Lessons Ruth 2016 - Lesson 3B 08.29.2016. 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.' Now Boaz, whose young women you were with, is he not our relative?” a. 3) Put on your best clothes - speaks of a righteous life. Create a Devotion – Ruth Chapter 4. So spread your covering over your maid, for you are a close relative.' See what happens when Ruth waits in the shadows and then makes her move in the dark of night. Doing the right thing isn’t always easy. Come with me as we delve into the study of the book of Ruth with the help of the Holy Spirit.Write me at email@example.com The rest is not one day a week, but 'Today' as Hebrews states. We have also seen her grow in her relationship with Boaz, consistently relying upon his grace. 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. Naomi, an Israelite by birth, has lost both her husband and her sons and is returning in absolute poverty. And it is the same for you. Testing and trials will come for the refining of our faith but what the Lord is after is that attitude which places the problem at the feet of Jesus, remaining restful in the midst of the trial. To us it seems like a huge risk but to the Lord it is the very place He wants us to be. The famine broke in Judah and Naomi could go home. Notice also that the threshing floor, the place of trial that refines our faith, is down! Have you found that in your own life? We have also seen her working in Boaz' field and seen his gracious commitment to her in return. She is accompanied by her daughter in law Ruth, who is a foreign born Moabitess, and has no resources of her own. 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?' But for now what is important is the Lord's response to someone trusting and looking to Him. We have seen the commitment of Ruth in her determination to follow the true God. 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.' 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? What does the Lord get him to do? No way! Then she went into the city. 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. What were the dangers Ruth faced in Naomi's plan? Does it not also please the Lord Jesus when we choose to seek after Him instead of wealth or other worldly pleasures? Ruth 3:12-14 'And now it is true I am a close relative; however, there is a relative closer than I. Ruth, Chapter 4 – Part 2. Ruth, a widow in a strange land, goes into a field at harvest time, to gather grain left by the reapers. Why? Sorry, it's not a magic formula. And she said to her, 'All that you say I will do.'. Not much of a contest you would think but in doing so the Lord confused their enemies and a great victory was gained. But it wasn't going to be easy and would involve Ruth placing herself at the feet of Boaz, totally reliant upon his will. May we like Ruth, desire to go deeper, learning to rest and lay all at the feet of Jesus. Our story thus far – our Heroines Naomi and Ruth have returned to Israel from the distant land of Moab. Chapter 3 starts then with the next step in drawing closer to the Lord. 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. , Ruth 3:15-18 Again he said, 'Give me the cloak that is on you and hold it.' The disciples were frantic but Jesus kept on sleeping. into your life? I once read a quote that said you can test whether you love God by whether you seek after Him or His gifts. We have seen the commitment of Ruth in her determination to follow the true God. 9 He said, “Who are you?” And she answered, “I am Ruth your maid. “He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.” ~ Colossians 1:17. ', Boaz, like the Lord Jesus Christ, is willing to redeem her but there is a closer relative than Boaz! 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. But here in Ruth's life we see Boaz, like Jesus, saying 'I will do whatever you ask.' Reread verses 3-4. Now what about you? It’s All About Jesus. Or how has your extended family helped you overcome hardships or tough times? She gave Ruth instructions on how to get close with Boaz, really close. You have shown your last kindness to be better than the first by not going after young men, whether poor or rich. Read Hebrews 4 - it states that there remains a rest for the people of God and that 'we who believe enter the rest'. Which is exactly what Jesus meant by 'ask in my name' - it means to ask in accordance with His desires and His will. EQOT020 Lesson 4 Quiz. It's a place where, as John the Baptist testified, 'I must decrease and He must increase'. Please read The Book of Ruth, Chapter 3. 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. Behold, he winnows barley at the threshing floor tonight. But for this purpose I came to this hour.' Three things are given for Ruth to do - wash herself, anoint herself, and put on her best clothes! This chapter is all about the three R's - reading, writing, and arithmetic. It's life out of death and rewards out of refining. We pray this Bible study of Ruth is a blessing to you. We may read our books and hear our sermons for years but we only truly know something once that knowledge has been tested. In fact, what Let me start by reminding everyone where we left off. Boaz was amazed at her commitment, faith and kindness stating that she was a woman of excellence  . After a long break, we’re ready to start back in our study of Ruth, picking up again in chapter 3. CHAPTER 3 Ruth 3:1-13. What exactly did Naomi instruct Ruth to do in the beginning of Chapter 3? EQ020 – Lesson 4. 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. Ruth chapter 3 summary began as Naomi coached Ruth on how she should find more favor with Boaz (their close kinsman). 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