Message of Hope: When you feel alone in life, God is still with you.
Listening and Learning:
Take the time to read and answer the following questions. If you'd like, you can share them in the comments section of this blog entry. Remember, there are no right or wrong answers. There is no answer key to go to ;) This is just a way of digging deeper into the Word.
1. The book that comes before Ruth is called Judges. It tells the story of leaders who rescued Israel time after time during a 300 year time period when the people were unfaithful to God. In our world today, who do you think would function most like the judges in our culture?
2. This story happens about 3000 years ago, about 1100 BC. How do you think most people made a living and got food to eat?
3. 3000 years ago, what do you think was the role of women in society and how does this complicate the fact that Ruth and her two daughters are without their husbands?
Excerpts and questions used in this study are used by permission from