The book of Ruth is set in the time of the judges and concerns Ruth, the great grandmother of King David
Then she kissed them, and they lifted up their voices, and wept.
1. What are we told about Elimelech and why he did what he did?
v 1 and 2 In the days when the judges judged, there was a famine in the land. A certain man of Bethlehem Judah went to live in the country of Moab with his wife and his two sons. The name of the man was Elimelech, and the name of his wife Naomi. ...
2. What did Naomi tell her daughters-in-law to do when she decided to return to Israel?
v 8 and 9 Naomi said to her two daughters-in-law, “Go, return each of you to her mother’s house. May the LORD deal kindly with you, as you have dealt with the dead and with me. May The LORD grant you that you may find rest, each of you in the house of her husband.”
3. Ruth objected when Naomi told her to return. What five things did Ruth say she wanted to share with Naomi?
v 16 and 17 ... for 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. ...
- v 1 to 3 Because of a famine in Israel, Elimelech goes to Moab with his wife Naomi and his two sons, and he dies there
- v 4 and 5 Naomi’s sons marry Orpah and Ruth, then after about 10 years both sons die
- v 6 to 15 When the famine ends, Naomi decides to go home, telling Orpah and Ruth to stay in Moab
- v 16 to 22 Ruth, wanting to worship the God of Israel, insists on returning with Naomi. They reach Bethlehem at harvest time