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Summary: The Book Of Ruth

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God gives and He takes away, and in the book of Ruth we see God taking away Naomi’s husband and both her sons, but that is not the end of her story. The book of Ruth is a story of God providing for the widow. In Ruth, God supports Naomi by providing a loyal companion in her daughter-in-law, with substantial food, and a husband for her daughter-in-law.
In the beginning of the book, Elimelech, Mahlon, Chilion and Naomi are introduced. They move to Moab to live because in their homeland there was famine.When they are in Moab, Elimelech, Mahlon, and Chilion die. Naomi, after hearing that the famine had lifted, set out back to Judah. She says to them “Go back, each of you, to your mother’s home.” and Orpah leaves. Ruth stays and when Naomi tells her to go back, she says “Don’t urge me to leave you or to turn back from you. Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God. Where you die I will die, and there I will be buried. May the Lord deal with me, be it ever so severely, if even death separates you and me.”. Naomi realizes that Ruth was determined to go with her, and they both continue to Judah.
Naomi and Ruth arrived back to Judah as the barley harvest was opening. Ruth goes out to glean grain from a
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Naomi tells her to wash, put on perfume and go to him when he lies down and lay down at his feet. When Naomi tells her to do this and that Boaz will tell her what to do next, Ruth obeys. Boaz tells her that he will go to the guardian-redeemer to her family, that was closer than he was, and see if he would redeem the land. And if not, then Boaz would redeem the land of Elimelech. The other man decides not to redeem them, and Boaz redeems the land and marries Ruth. Ruth conceived a son and names him Obed, who is the father of Jesse, who is the father of future King David. God continues the bloodline of Naomi’s
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