But hope, based on the confidence that a sovereign god is for us, gives us a thrilling impulse which i call strategic righteousness. A versebyverse study of chapter 2 of the book of ruth. For you have shown more kindness at the end than at the beginning, in that you did not go. Single moabite woman widow seeks attractive young man. The book of ruth connects the book of judges with the books of samuel. This could only happen through boaz marrying ruth and providing children to carry on the name of elimelech. Introduction the book of ruth has proven to be a bit of an enigma to many throughout the generations. The story of boaz and ruth is a type of christ and his bride. Tonight he will be winnowing barley on the threshing floor. Index introduction to the book of ruth ruth 1 ruth 2 ruth 3 ruth 4 ruth full text. When we open to the 3 rd chapter of the book of ruth were coming into the middle of several story lines in the bible.
The book is the only example of the law of the kinsmanredeemer in motion. Instead, ruth experienced the very natural moving of the supernatural hand of god. First obviously were landing in the middle of the book of ruth. Ruth 3 commentary meaning summary sermon explaining the book. Nov 08, 2009 so it is in this particular case, where alongside naomidespite the great distance between us and the book of ruth we still celebrate god s goodness 4. Ruth was known in judah as honorable not sleeping around v. The book of ruth is an important historical work in hebrew scripture, our old testament of the bible, as it traces the lineage of king david and ultimately that of the messiah, jesus christ. Sermons on ruth first presbyterian church, jackson. He went to lie down at the end of the heap of corn it seems as if this were a temporary kind of rest, and that boaz reposed here only a short time upon the present occasion. We found it very easy, in the former chapter, to applaud the decency of ruth s behaviour, and to show what good use we may make of the account given us of it. And the chapter closes again with naomi full of confidence in the power and goodness of god.
Ruth 3 commentary matthew henry commentary on the whole. Alfred street baptist church recommended for you 59. Famine has hit bethlehem, which forces elimelech and his wife, naomi, to move east to moab with their two sons to get some grub. Ruth 3, new international version niv the bible app.
Ruth with book summary versebyverse bible commentary. I intend to do for you everything you propose, for everyone in the village knows that you are a worthy woman 16 ruth 3. This commentary by tamara cohn eskenazi and tikva frymerkensky is an important addition to the. The story begins with a famine in the days when the judges ruled ruth 1.
Modern day christians can probably give quotes from most other books of the bible, but the nature of ruth has left many wondering. Then he said, blessed are you of the lord, my daughter. Learn ruth chapter 3 american with free interactive flashcards. To say that boaz was a goel a kinsman was more than saying he was a relative. The great significance of it is that, ruth does not say elohiym god as foreigners do, but yahweh jehovah, indicating that ruth is the follower of the true god. The book of ruth is placed right after judges in the christian old testament, as part of the historical books section. By lying down at boaz feet, ruth symbolized her proposal of marriage which came a moment later in ruth 3. Ruth overview matthew henrys complete commentary on the. Jun 11, 2010 then you will better understand the shadows contained in the book of ruth.
James moffatt apparently understood the passage thus, because he translated the words, uncover his waist. Ruth chapter 3 coffmans commentary of the new testament. Ruth was a poor woman, and poverty often obscures the lustre of virtue. This could only happen through boaz marrying ruth, and providing children to carry on the name of elimelech. This commentary has been through advanced checking. Many times when we are really walking in the spirit, we can only see the invisible hand of god by looking back. Sermons from the book of ruth ken trivettestudy 4a new land. Ruth, chapter 3 king james version christian answers webbible. Salmon became the father of boaz by rahab the harlot.
Commentaries for ruth chapter 3 the directions given to ruth by naomi. It is uniquely short and seemingly not as theological as most other books. Indeed, if there be a contrast, as it appears to me, complete and welldefined in this part of scripture, it is between the real and proper appendix of the book of judges judges 1721 and this book of ruth, which man and tradition tell us once made another supplement. Bonhoeffer and costly reconciliation in south africa through the lens of the south african. Rewards through refining by i gordon anyone can sing in the day. Ruth boldly, yet humbly and properly, sought her rights. However, he finds a better explanation in ruths surprise over the favour that.
Our story opens on a nice jewish family with a problem. If we spend too much time trying to look for his hand ahead of us, we can make problems for our self. She gave ruth instructions on how to get close with boaz, really close. Aug 10, 2012 ruth 3 king james version kjv 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. Choose from 500 different sets of ruth chapter 3 american flashcards on quizlet. A word list at the end explains words with a star by them.
Understanding the context is critical to understanding this lectionary reading. In this chapter we have the wedding between boaz and ruth, in the circumstances of which there was something uncommon, which is kept upon record for the illustration, not only of the law concerning the marrying of a brother s widow deut. As naomi and boaz requested, ruth had patiently waited. Just look at the five women mentioned in the genealogy of jesus. Full text of international critical commentary holy. Ruth chapter 1 coffmans commentary of the new testament. However, he finds a better explanation in ruths surprise over the favour that she.
There, they set up shop, eat some food, and live for about ten years. Ruth 1 ruth 2 ruth 3 ruth 4 there is scarcely any chapter in all the sacred history that stoops so low as this to take cognizance of so mean a person as ruth, a poor moabitish widow, so mean an action as her gleaning corn in a. Ruth 3 commentary james burton coffman commentaries on the. Nov 01, 2009 the rest of the book, however, will show ruth, in both word and deed, making slow progress in living life after grief with naomi. Tuesday bible study characterization in the bible ruth part 3 rev. And while youre doing that, let me remind you of something. Love s reward ruth s marital joys the purpose of the book. Ruth 3 commentary meaning summary sermon explaining the. The first verse of the book points to the time of the judges and the very last verse points to king david. The married state should be a rest, as much as any thing upon earth can be so, as it ought to fix the affections and form a connexion for life. While we admire the creativity of our god to reveal himself through a variety of means. Taking risks and overstepping boundaries in the book of ruth. Did boaz grab her as his wife, or was he perfectly honest with her about a more qualified kinsman redeemer.
The book of ruth also teaches us about the providence of god in the lives of those who determine to follow him. Consequently, according to israelite law deuteronomy 25. Study guide for ruth 3 by david guzik blue letter bible. An easyenglish bible version and commentary 2800 word vocabulary on the book of ruth. In this regard one may recall the narratives of sarah and hagar gn 16. Then you will better understand the shadows contained in the book of ruth.
What was said of ruth in chapter 2 provides the basis for what boaz and the rest of the people of bethlehem said of her. Ruth was a moabite woman, whose sense of piety and devotion to her motherinlaw naomi led to her marriage to the prominent boaz of bethlehem in judah. The translated bible text has been through advanced checking. David guzik commentary on ruth 3, where ruth makes an appeal to boaz for his continued protection and provision, with naomi helping her. In essence, she told her to let him know youre interested eyebrows flaring up and down. What benefits do we experience when we wait on god, as ruth did ruth 4.
Id invite you now to turn to the book of ruth ruth comes immediately after judges joshua, judges, ruth, and turn with me to the third chapter of the book of ruth. Ruth 3 commentary preachers complete homiletical commentary. Ruth chapter 3 summary began as naomi coached ruth on how she should find more favor with boaz their close kinsman. Excerpts this commentary is from a modern writer and is well done background notes. When the cup is full and wealth rolls in abundance around him, any man can sing the praises of a god who gives a plenteous harvest but no man can make a song in the night by himself. More evidences of providential care are yet to come in the book of ruth.
Full text of international critical commentary holy scriptures otnt. Whatever ruth did, it was indeed a daring and dangerous maneuver on her part. Bob utley, retired professor of hermeneutics bible interpretation. Each chapter begins with a paragraph overview, followed by a three. Ruth 3 commentary james burton coffman commentaries on. For the context for this passage, see the exegesis on verse 1. Ruth humbly owned herself unworthy of favours, seeing she was born and brought up a heathen. The book of ruth is a beautiful story, and probably one you may have heard in sunday school as a child. She sends ruth to boazs threshing floor in the middle of the night to uncover his feet and lie down ruth 3. Naomi gets left out of the picture sometimes because we get enthralled with what is going on with ruth and. To provide a biographical sketch of the pious ancestors of david the king which the books of samuel do not provide. As with most other books in the ot, the author is not known for sure, although jewish and christian tradition point to the prophet samuel. You can find the best commentary on ruth for you using the tools on the right side.
By foregrounding naomis sorrow, the book of ruth 1. If poor people be but good people, they shall have honour from god and man. Book of ruth bible study chapter 3 rewards through refining. It well becomes us all to think humbly of ourselves, esteeming others better than ourselves. The threshingfloor, which was commonly on the harvestfield, was carefully leveled with. We found it very easy, in the former chapter, to applaud the decency of ruths behaviour, and to show what good use we may make of the account given us of it. The sons marry two local girls, ruth and orpah, during this time. Free bible commentary on book of ruth in easy english.
Rahab was a prostitute whose faith saved her from the crashing walls of jericho. When providence had made her poor, she cheerfully stoops to her lot. This introduces an important word in the book of ruth the ancient hebrew word goel. F25 the book of ruth is so written that one naturally anticipates that the narrative will subsequently reveal some special reward from jehovah for this most remarkable. What does this picture about the relationship between us and our spiritual husband 2cor 11. But feet are also sometimes just feet and theres no way to know for sure whats meant in this passage. Commentary on the book of ruth tough questions answered. The child born to ruth and boaz during the period of the judges is obed. Naomi finds blessing from the lord because of ruth, who loves her, and who has proven of inestimable worth 4. Ruth is a love story without the use of the word love. The first 2 weeks will look largely different from the following weeks in that it is a survey of the text and. Through ruth s story, we learn that god uses the most unlikely people for his purpose. Ruth was obviously written to explain how david happened to be the descendant of a moabite woman. In chapter 3, i believe that god providentially protected both boaz and ruth from rumors and accusations by preventing anyone from seeing the two of them together that night.164 1024 1628 511 763 423 1350 991 373 907 766 68 62 1649 834 161 530 345 440 677 305 658 723 1199 836 925 4 560 301 126 270 427 1312 806