Ruth meets Boaz
Ruth 2:1-16, Key Verse 2:12
“May the Lord repay you for what you have done. May you be richly rewarded by the Lord, the God of Israel, under whose wings you have come to take refuge.”
1. Read verses 1-3. How does the writer introduce Boaz? He is included in the genealogy of Jesus. How did Ruth propose to support herself and her mother-in-law? How did this lead her to meet Boaz?
2. Read verses 4-10. How did Boaz first take notice of Ruth? How did he show kindness to her? What impressed him about Ruth? How did he bless her?
3. Read verses 13-18. How else did Boaz show her hospitality and how did he protect Ruth? What did she bring to her mother-in-law? How does this reveal her thoughtfulness and love?
4. Read verses 19-23. From the conversation between Naomi and Ruth what can we tell about their relationship? What further information can we learn about Boaz? What hope seems to have crept into Naomi’s heart? What did Ruth do after this?