• Naomi and Her Daughters-in-Law Devotional

    Ruth 1:1–14

    Elimelech and his family showed an imperfect faith by going to Moab. Yet, the end result of it would be salvation for Ruth, as we will see. While we should be careful to obey the Lord, we also shouldn’t think that God cannot redeem situations that have come about through our sin. Let us strive to obey the Lord, and if we find ourselves in a bad situation due to our sin, let us pray that the Lord would bring redemption out of it. View Resource

  • 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

  • Ruth and Naomi Devotional

    Ruth 1:15–22

    Ruth came to faith in the God of Israel, and we know that can happen only because God brought her dead soul to life (Eph. 2:1–10). Long before the coming of Christ, the Lord was bringing people outside of Israel such as Ruth into His people Israel. Today, He continues to regenerate souls through the preaching of the gospel. Whose soul can you pray for today, asking God to bring that person to new life in the gospel? View Resource

  • Ruth Gleans in Boaz’s Field Devotional

    Ruth 2:1–18

    We are not to add to God’s law, but we know that the law is meant to be followed in its spirit, not just in its letter. Just as the commandment against adultery, for example, was to encourage people to develop hearts free of lust, the commandments about gleaning were to encourage people to develop hearts of greater generosity. Let us seek to be generous to others this day. 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

  • Naomi Sees God’s Kindness Devotional

    Ruth 2:19–3:5

    Naomi found evidences of God’s covenant loyalty in the provision of Boaz the redeemer. We can find evidences of God’s covenant loyalty and kindness in our lives as well. Let us consider today the many ways that God has been kind to us in saving us, preserving us, and giving us many extra blessings besides. Let us thank Him for this kindness and loyalty. 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

  • Ruth Asks Boaz to Redeem Her Devotional

    Ruth 3:6-18

    We are not to be wise in our own eyes (Prov. 3:7–8). However, when we have prayed and we see a possible answer to our prayer, we are free to pursue it. In fact, we should be willing to be the answer to our own prayers when we have prayed for the Lord to help others, just as Boaz was. View Resource

  • Boaz Redeems Elimelech’s Line Devotional

    Ruth 4:1–12

    Boaz is a preeminent example of selflessness, willing to risk the loss of his own name so that he could make sure that the name and line of his relative Elimelech would not pass away. This kind of selflessness in which we put others ahead of ourselves is a character trait toward which all believers must strive. Let us seek ways to be selfless this day, asking the Lord to help us put others first. 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

  • A Story of Hesed Devotional

    Ruth 4:13–22

    God has shown us unwavering covenant loyalty and love—hesed—and we are to show the same in return to Him and to His people. We cannot do that without the aid of the Holy Spirit, whom the Lord gives to all who believe in His name alone for salvation. How can we tangibly show our love and loyalty to God and His people today by worshiping Him and serving others? View Resource