Ruth Chapter 2

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Ruth 2

1And Naomi had a kinsman of her husband’s, a mighty man of wealth, of the family of Elimelech; and his name was Boaz.

2And Ruth the Moabitess said unto Naomi, Let me now go to the field, and glean ears of corn after him in whose sight I shall find grace. And she said unto her, Go, my daughter.

3And she went, and came, and gleaned in the field after the reapers: and her hap was to light on a part of the field belonging unto Boaz, who was of the kindred of Elimelech.

4And, behold, Boaz came from Bethlehem, and said unto the reapers, The LORD be with you. And they answered him, The LORD bless thee.

5Then said Boaz unto his servant that was set over the reapers, Whose damsel is this?

6And the servant that was set over the reapers answered and said, It is the Moabitish damsel that came back with Naomi out of the country of Moab:

7And she said, I pray you, let me glean and gather after the reapers among the sheaves: so she came, and hath continued even from the morning until now, that she tarried a little in the house.

8Then said Boaz unto Ruth, Hearest thou not, my daughter? Go not to glean in another field, neither go from hence, but abide here fast by my maidens:

9Let thine eyes be on the field that they do reap, and go thou after them: have I not charged the young men that they shall not touch thee? and when thou art athirst, go unto the vessels, and drink of that which the young men have drawn.

10Then she fell on her face, and bowed herself to the ground, and said unto him, Why have I found grace in thine eyes, that thou shouldest take knowledge of me, seeing I am a stranger?

11And Boaz answered and said unto her, It hath fully been shewed me, all that thou hast done unto thy mother in law since the death of thine husband: and how thou hast left thy father and thy mother, and the land of thy nativity, and art come unto a people which thou knewest not heretofore.

12The LORD recompense thy work, and a full reward be given thee of the LORD God of Israel, under whose wings thou art come to trust.

13Then she said, Let me find favour in thy sight, my lord; for that thou hast comforted me, and for that thou hast spoken friendly unto thine handmaid, though I be not like unto one of thine handmaidens.

14And Boaz said unto her, At mealtime come thou hither, and eat of the bread, and dip thy morsel in the vinegar. And she sat beside the reapers: and he reached her parched corn, and she did eat, and was sufficed, and left.

15And when she was risen up to glean, Boaz commanded his young men, saying, Let her glean even among the sheaves, and reproach her not:

16And let fall also some of the handfuls of purpose for her, and leave them, that she may glean them, and rebuke her not.

17So she gleaned in the field until even, and beat out that she had gleaned: and it was about an ephah of barley.

18And she took it up, and went into the city: and her mother in law saw what she had gleaned: and she brought forth, and gave to her that she had reserved after she was sufficed.

19And her mother in law said unto her, Where hast thou gleaned to day? and where wroughtest thou? blessed be he that did take knowledge of thee. And she shewed her mother in law with whom she had wrought, and said, The man’s name with whom I wrought to day is Boaz.

20And Naomi said unto her daughter in law, Blessed be he of the LORD, who hath not left off his kindness to the living and to the dead. And Naomi said unto her, The man is near of kin unto us, one of our next kinsmen.

21And Ruth the Moabitess said, He said unto me also, Thou shalt keep fast by my young men, until they have ended all my harvest.

22And Naomi said unto Ruth her daughter in law, It is good, my daughter, that thou go out with his maidens, that they meet thee not in any other field.

23So she kept fast by the maidens of Boaz to glean unto the end of barley harvest and of wheat harvest; and dwelt with her mother in law.

39 thoughts on “Ruth Chapter 2

  1. Prov 18:24
    A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.

    Naomi’s response to Ruth’s commitment is a bit dissapointing. Can you imagine how Naomi’s “non-introduction” of Ruth to the women of her hometown might have hurt Ruth (Ru 1:19-22). Aren’t you curious to know what Ruth’s first recorded response was to Naomi’s dismisal introduction? Don’t you think its about time Ruth confronted Naomi for her absent-minded cruelty, bitterness and lack of faith? Instead Ruth volunteers to help vs 2. She offers to give of herself -not because Naomi is particually lovely or deserving at the moment, but on the strength of her commitment to Naomi. Ruth surveys the state of their relationship and asks, “What can I do?”. Ruth doesn’t give Naomi the pity she wants but gives her the example she needs to follow.Instead Ruth’s commitment keeps her from focusing on changing Naomi from her “Woe is me mentality” and sets her on a course that will transfer a woman from Moab into the great grandmother of some of Israel’s most famous kings..David and Solomon.. and part of a lineage of Christ, the King of Kings. She is not only loyal and forgiving but she’s quick to get to Work. Thank you Lord, for men and women with a spirit like Ruth: loyal, sacrificial to the flesh, and quick to get to work. I pray he instills this spirit of each of us.

  2. Their is no good or bad “luck” “fortune” and “happen stance”
    But I do believe their is “fate” “destiny” and “blessings” in this senario we see another example of “divine appointments”

    vs3 And she went, and came, and gleaned in the field after the reapers: and her hap was to light on a part of the field belonging unto Boaz, who was of the kindred of Elimelech.

    It was not just by “chance” she was working of Boaz’s field. God blessed her and is making a way for these women, when their seems to be no way. Isreal is commanded by God to look after the foreigners and widows (like not picking up the produce they drop or forget), whereas places like Moab may not, so they are going to be looked after better in Isreal where it is their commanded obligation, so I see why Naomi chose to go back to a place of promise. Yet, Ruth and Naomi’s losses result in the worst possible life situation for them- the loss of their rightful inheritance in Bethlehem. There’s is a unique situation all the immediate family men have died in their family, but unlike the daughters of Zelophehad they have other male kinsman. Therefore a redeemer is required. Boaz enters the scene as a kinsman. In Hebrew tradition a qualified relative could step into the situation, become a kinsman redeemer and restore property and lineage for financial security and future inheritance. Ruth’s commitment to Naomi is joined with Boaz’s commitment to Ruth, weaving a wonderful picture of redemption. It is a constant in God’s stories. That which is lost can be found, restored, recovered and most of all redeemed.
    The provision of a kinsman redeemer fortells the story of the Redeemer-Savior, who steps into our loss and proclaims that he has come “to seek and to save what was lost’ (Lk 19:10).

    A Blessing and Yet A Warning:
    Gal 4:1Now I say, That the heir, as long as he is a child, differeth nothing from a servant, though he be lord of all; 2But is under tutors and governors until the time appointed of the father. 3Even so we, when we were children, were in bondage under the elements of the world: 4But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, 5To **redeem** them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons. 6And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father! 7Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.
    8Howbeit then, when ye knew not God, ye did service unto them which by nature are no gods. 9But now, after that ye have known God, or rather are known of God, how turn ye again to the weak and beggarly elements, whereunto ye desire again to be in bondage? 10Ye observe days, and months, and times, and years. 11I am afraid of you, lest I have bestowed upon you labour in vain. kjv

  3. iEat the Word for Breakfast

    WORK

    12The LORD recompense thy work, and a full reward be given thee of the LORD God of Israel, under whose wings thou art come to trust.

    Thats a tough 4 letter word in todays society where everyone wants everything free.

    (Colossians 3:23) And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men;

    (Colossians 3:24) Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ.

  4. 12. The LORD recompense thy work, and a full reward be given thee of the LORD God of Israel, under whose wings thou art come to trust.

    The Lord sees the work you do and is faithful to reward in full. There is no safer place than under His wings, but we have to put our trust in Him and allow Him to work in our lives.

    Matthew 23:37 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not!

  5. 12. The LORD recompense thy work, and a full reward be given thee of the LORD God of Israel, under whose wings thou art come to trust.

    God sees all our work we are doing at the POFW and God is going to bless the church. Just think of the harvest God is fixing to send our way

  6. v12 NKJ The Lord repay your work, and a full reward be given to you by the Lord God of Israel, under whose wings you have come for refuge.

    Ps 91 v 4 He shall cover you with His feathers, And under his wings you shall take refuge..

    Hebrews 6v18 that by two immutable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we might have strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold of the hope set before us.

    God is trustworthy!
    The same. Yesterday, today and forever.

  7. THE REWARD OF HARD WORK

    10 Then she fell on her face, and bowed herself to the ground, and said unto him, Why have I found grace in thine eyes, that thou shouldest take knowledge of me, seeing I am a stranger?
    11 And Boaz answered and said unto her, It hath fully been shewed me, all that thou hast done unto thy mother in law since the death of thine husband: and how thou hast left thy father and thy mother, and the land of thy nativity, and art come unto a people which thou knewest not heretofore.
    12 The LORD recompense thy work, and a full reward be given thee of the LORD God of Israel, under whose wings thou art come to trust.

    Thank you LORD JESUS for this word today!

    Ruth “Fully Engaged” in herself in the work of her commitment to follow Naomi. She went to work in the fields of another. When the “lord” owner of the field noticed her; we find her response to be one of humility and honor.

    Boaz brings revelation to Ruth as well as to us of the fact that GOD knows and sees all things. Everything we say or do GOD sees IT! GOD had shown Boaz of the labor and commitment of Ruth to Naomi and said “a full reward be given thee of the LORD God of Israel”. I speak this prophetic word to ALL that read this today:

    “a full reward be given thee of the LORD God of Israel”

    God looks to us to go to HIS field and “gather” for HIM and as he has promised Ruth so does he promise us! Let’s GrOw to the field of HIS harvest.

    iPray
    iWork

  8. 23So she kept fast by the maidens of Boaz to glean unto the end of barley harvest and of wheat harvest; and dwelt with her mother in law.

    Ruth and Naomi were blessed by Boaz and had more than enough to eat. But their blessings during the harvest, were uncomparable to what would come after. Be faifhfull through the harvest, and you will see you cann’t imagine what God has in store for you after

  9. V.2 And Ruth the moabitess said unro Naomi; let me now go to the field, and glean ears of corn after him in whose sight I shall find grace and she said unto her Go, my daughter. Ruth had faith! She propheticly spoke life into her situation, she never gave up, but yet moved forward. It was the attitude of her heart, out of the abundance of her heart, her mouth spoke! Because. Of her faithfulness, God showed her mercy and grace that by this he gave her favor!

  10. 11And Boaz answered and said unto her, It hath fully been shewed me, all that thou hast done unto thy mother in law since the death of thine husband: and how thou hast left thy father and thy mother, and the land of thy nativity, and art come unto a people which thou knewest not heretofore.

    Boaz took care of Ruth because how she took care of Naomi and came to strange land where she knew no one.

    Deuteronomy 24:19-21

    19When thou cuttest down thine harvest in thy field, and hast forgot a sheaf in the field, thou shalt not go again to fetch it: it shall be for the stranger, for the fatherless, and for the widow: that the LORD thy God may bless thee in all the work of thine hands.

    20When thou beatest thine olive tree, thou shalt not go over the boughs again: it shall be for the stranger, for the fatherless, and for the widow.

    21When thou gatherest the grapes of thy vineyard, thou shalt not glean it afterward: it shall be for the stranger, for the fatherless, and for the widow

  11. 12 The LORD recompense thy work, and a full reward be given thee of the LORD God of Israel, under whose wings thou art come to trust.

    What a beautiful blessing of gratitude!!!!

  12. iEat the Word for Lunch

    Ruth was Blessed Because She Worked Hard

    17So she gleaned in the field until even, and beat out that she had gleaned: and it was about an ephah of barley.

    That job would make most men today faint. Out in the field all day until dark… She was a hard worker, a proverb 31 woman.

    She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life. She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands. She is like the merchants’ ships; she bringeth her food from afar. She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens. She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard. She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms. She perceiveth that her merchandise is good: her candle goeth not out by night. She layeth her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff. (Proverbs 31:12-19 KJV)

  13. 14And Boaz said unto her, At mealtime come thou hither, and eat of the bread, and dip thy morsel in the vinegar. And she sat beside the reapers: and he reached her parched corn, and she did eat, and was sufficed, and left.
    The blessing of being obedient. Many times I have been called crazy for the fact that I listen to what Hod says and not man. I have be accused for being “holier than thou” because of listening to the voice of God. And I have even lost friendships due to this as well. Yet God has always taken care of me though it all. There are more blessings about being obedient than there are for sacrifice. Obedience is greater than a sacrifice. This is the blessing of being obedient.

  14. v12 The LORD recompense thy work, and a full reward be given thee of the LORD GOD of Israel, under whose wings thou art come to trust.

    It is the LORD who orders our steps.GOD is in control of every detail in our lives.
    GOD is a loving and caring GOD.
    When we fully engage in GOD’S Kingdom and work in HIS Htavest , as Ruth did we do not have time be sorrowful, depressed or down
    though life was not always easy for Ruth.
    She was fully engaged to the harvest that’s the answer and key to victory! ..A fully engage person says what can I do for my Saviour?

    Our service for HIM pleases the LORD and HE will fully reward us. .. v12
    JESUS had much to say about committed people and for all who follow HIM would receive more in this life than they had given up and eternal life in heaven. Lk. 18:29-30

    Talk about living the GOOOOOOOOOD
    LIFE! IT’S A BLESSED LIFE!!!

  15. Vs. 2 And Ruth the Moabitess said untoNaomi,Letme now go to the field, and glean ears of corn after him in whose sight I shall find grace. And she said unto her, Go, my daughter.

    Ruth spoke life to their situation and spoke with faith. Take some time to look around to your situations and begin to building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost and speak life to your situations. We will then begin to live the best life and the blessed life. You are blessed and highly favoured!

    Proverbs 18:20-21
    20 A man’s belly shall be satisfied with the fruit of his mouth; and with the increase of his lips shall he be filled.

    21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.

  16. v 4″ The LORD be with you.”
    The LORD bless thee “.
    I invoke the spirit of Goshen upon you!
    The blessing of the LORD be upon my family and my church family in JESUS Name! ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. And Ruth was blessed because she chose to serve the God of Israel and not forsake Naom It is good to read a story that blesses!

  18. Ruth worked and the Lord blessed her. He sent a man that would show her mercy. she found favor in his sight. God wants His children to show mercy and grace unto the lost. i know God has sent people in my life that showed mercy on me but God is the one that set the original example on how to show mercy and favor. look at how we live now compared to the way we use to live. just like ruth i work and i to am reaping the blessing of the Lord.

  19. In this scripture, you can see the type of blind faith Ruth had. By, leaving everything she had, everyone she knew, and her land. She followed the annoiting, or shall we say the God of Israel, to trust in his blessings or under his authority/protection, and also gained favor with others. She gained a full reward of the Lord, for her devotion, and her tenasity to boldly step out of tradition. She had walked by fairth, and not by sight. She had trusted in the one true God, and under his wings she came to trust. She traded sides, and became a real believer.

    10Then she fell on her face, and bowed herself to the ground, and said unto him, Why have I found grace in thine eyes, that thou shouldest take knowledge of me, seeing I am a stranger?

    11And Boaz answered and said unto her, It hath fully been shewed me, all that thou hast done unto thy mother in law since the death of thine husband: and how thou hast left thy father and thy mother, and the land of thy nativity, and art come unto a people which thou knewest not heretofore.

    12The LORD recompense thy work, and a full reward be given thee of the LORD God of Israel, under whose wings thou art come to trust.

    Wow, what a testimony unto the Lord, and what an example for our female believers. She should always, be kept in remembrance for her faith.

    “Be Church”…………..iwork…….

  20. This chapter illustrates favor. โ€œThe LORD recompense thy work, and a full reward be given thee of the LORD God of Israel, under whose wings thou art come to trust.โ€ Although we may have to work (iwork) a little the Lord will provide. We must learn to give (igive) as Ruth did unto Naomi and we too will be taken care of (iReap). May the good Lord bless you all in Jesus name, Amen

  21. The sense of security and protection. This is what Boaz brought to Ruth. She was afraid of being attack while working the fields. Having God with us, he gives us security and protection. His covering is our protection, and following him brings us blessings!

  22. iEat the Word for Supper

    Humility

    WoW,

    Ruth was humble.

    10Then she fell on her face, and bowed herself to the ground, and said unto him, Why have I found grace in thine eyes, that thou shouldest take knowledge of me, seeing I am a stranger?

    (2 Chronicles 7:14) If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

    (2 Chronicles 7:15) Now mine eyes shall be open, and mine ears attent unto the prayer that is made in this place.

    (2 Chronicles 7:16) For now have I chosen and sanctified this house, that my name may be there for ever: and mine eyes and mine heart shall be there perpetually.

  23. God in his mercy, when Naomi returns, allows a restoration of sorts to begin. He provides this now tiny family with food and when he sees there is no attitude or resentment, He continues to send the blessings until Naomi and her daughter in law are now fully integrated back into their rightful place. Sin costs us dearly but God in his grace can & does restore what was lost.

  24. Then she fell on her face, and bowed herself to the ground, and said unto him, Why have I found grace in thine eyes, that thou shouldest take knowledge of me, seeing I am a stranger? And Boaz answered and said unto her, It hath fully been shewed me, all that thou hast done unto thy mother in law since the death of thine husband: and how thou hast left thy father and thy mother, and the land of thy nativity, and art come unto a people which thou knewest not heretofore

    God sees our sacrifice and knows our works. Sometimes we may forget what all we have done but God never does. He is a rewarder of works and provides for us in our times of need.

  25. And Ruth said, Intreat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee: for whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge: thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God: -Ruth 1:16

    Yesterday we see Ruth’s faithfulness to her mother-inlaw and her decision to be identified with the Lord.

    Today we see the results of her choice.

    Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. -Galatians 6:7
    For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting. -Galatians 6:8
    And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. -Galatians 6:9

  26. 11And Boaz answered and said unto her, It hath fully been shewed me, all that thou hast done unto thy mother in law since the death of thine husband: and how thou hast left thy father and thy mother, and the land of thy nativity, and art come unto a people which thou knewest not heretofore.

    Ruth’s reputation preceded her in the eyes of Boaz. He already knew that she was taking care of her mother-in-law and had left her country and family to follow Naomi. Her servant attitude was taken note of, and because she willingly served, her needs was supplied for that of her and her mother-in-law. God always takes care of those with a servant attitude.

    Little did she know the risk she took in following Naomi, and taking care of her would place her in the right place at the right time for her to find favor with Boaz and she would become part of the blood line for the future Messiah!

    We never know what rewards our servanthood will bring.

  27. Because of Ruth sacrifice and her clinging to her mother in law she positioned herself to be blessed by God. God saw her sacrifice just as he sees ours and he blessed it.

  28. Ruth made her home in a foreign land. Instead of depending on Naomi or waiting for good fortune to happen, she took the initiative. She went to work! She was not afraid of admitting her need or working hard to supply it. When Ruth went out to the fields, God provided for her. If we are waiting for God to provide, we should consider this: He may be waiting on us to take the first step to demonstrate just how important our need it.

  29. 12The LORD recompense thy work, and a full reward be given thee of the LORD God of Israel, under whose wings thou art come to trust.

    The word says that we will reap as we sow… Because Ruth sowed faithfully, God was allowing her to reap faithfully… So as for us today, the word tells us not to grow weary with well doing, because in due season, we shall reap…

  30. Ruth is one of the most humble people in the bible. We could learn a lot from Ruth’s humility. What it comes to being humble, this is one attribute that God loves. Humility will always put you in the right position to receive what God has for you.

  31. Verse 2 in the MSG reads…..”One day Ruth, the Moabite foreigner, said to Naomi, “I’m going to work; I’m going out to glean among the sheaves, following after some harvester who will treat me kindly.” Naomi said, “Go ahead, dear daughter.” Ruth had a very bold and progressive attitude. She was the foreigner in this land; yet, she knew there was work to be done and she totally stepped up. The Lord blessed her and allowed her to find favor in this new land.

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