Message of Hope: Waiting patiently on the Lord is often hard for us, but it is worth the wait.
Listening and Learning
1.Why do you think this story ends with the birth of Ruth's son when it could have ended in so
many other ways?
2.Why do you think the Lord is given credit for making it possible for Ruth to get pregnant?
3.Read verse 14 again. Why is the focus on Naomi instead of Ruth who gave birth to baby Obed?
4.In verses 16 and 17 it sounds like Obed belongs to Naomi. How do you make sense of this?
5.What are the possible reasons why verses 18-22 are included?
6.The author of this book wrote it for a reason. What lessons do you think the author hopes we
learn from this story?
Please share your answers to the questions. We'd love to hear your thoughts.
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