• Ruth, a Faithful Gentile Devotional

    Ruth 1

    The Hebrew for clung in Ruth 1:14 is the same word used to describe the marriage relationship. In other words, Ruth clung to her mother-in-law in covenant fidelity, knowing that she was bound by her promise before the face of God to remain with and aid her mother-in-law, no matter how difficult it would be. This is the same devotion we are to have to the Lord’s people today. No matter our flaws, we Christians must love and serve one another. View Resource

  • Boaz, a Servant of God Devotional

    Ruth 2

    When Ruth reports Boaz’s generosity to her mother-in-law, Naomi begins to move out of her bitterness and back toward faith (Ruth 2:20–21). We should never underestimate the effect our generosity can have on other people. In fact, when we give to others in the name of Christ, we ought not be surprised if some become believers and others renew their trust in the Lord. All of us should be looking for opportunities to give generously of our time and resources. View Resource

  • A Risky Proposal Devotional

    Ruth 3

    Ruth 3 demonstrates that God’s holy people not only pray, they are also willing to be the answer of their prayers. Boaz did not just pray for Ruth to be covered, he moved to shelter her in the Lord’s name when the opportunity presented itself. Prayer is vitally important, but we must be willing to be the answer to prayer as well. We must pray for another’s salvation and preach the Gospel to that person. We must pray for the poor and give to the poor. View Resource

  • Naomi, a Life Restored Devotional

    Ruth 4

    The book of Ruth tells us God uses ordinary people to do great things. In the Lord’s providence a bitter widow who advocated dubious means for a good end, a loyal daughter-in-law, and a self-sacrificing man of honor were all used in His plan of salvation. All of us, no matter our past sins or present vocations, have an important place in our Father’s unfolding plan for history. By faith, seek to obey Him and thereby fulfill this role. View Resource

  • Ruth’s Righteous Husband Devotional

    Ruth 4

    Boaz was ultimately rewarded for his selfless deed when he was included in the line of David and thus the line of Christ (Matt. 1:1–17). He did not know that this would be his reward when he cared for Ruth, however. Likewise, we do not always know how God is going to reward us for doing what is right, but we can rest assured that we will be repaid for any sacrifice we make to obey His law, whether now, in the age to come, or both. View Resource