It is a time of testing and refining, and just as the threshing floor was used to separate the true grain from the chaff so these times in our life are used to refine and purify our faith in Him. But he was also at the place where he was willing to lay down his life and let God take the consequences! Hey lovelies! Our strength is to sit still, Isa 30:7. iii. Given what you know about guardian-redeemers, why do you think he says this? 4. 'Anyone can sing in the day. The middle of the night! N Naomi is determined to do everything in her power to procure a husband for Ruth, and here she reveals a very clever plan for doing so. How long it can be also when you find yourself on the threshing floor, in the midst of a trial. And she answered, 'I am Ruth your maid. Boaz, having undertaken this matter, would be sure to manage it well. Read Hebrews 4 - it states that there remains a rest for the people of God and that 'we who believe enter the rest'. Heb 12:2 Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, Ruth Chapter 1 Bible Study: Counting the Cost, Ruth Chapter 2 Bible Study: Growing in Grace, Ruth Chapter 3 Bible Study: Rewards through Refining, Ruth Chapter 4 Bible Study: Fruits of Freedom, The process the Lord uses in bringing us closer to Himself, Where fruit and growth in your Christian character comes from. 2 Remember that this man Boaz, whose women you have been working with, is our relative. Ruth showed obedience, boldness, and humility in her actions, and was praised by Boaz for her virtue. 3 So wash yourself and rub on some perfumed oil; then dress up* and go down to the threshing floor. 2 Now Boaz, with whose women you have worked, is a relative of ours. Our faith is of little use to anyone until this has happened. Then Naomi her mother in law said unto her, My daughter, shall I not seek {a} rest for thee, that it may be well with thee? And it is the same for you. After Boaz told Ruth to rest, not to fear and that he would look after everything, do you think she spent the rest of the night tossing and turning thinking 'will he, won't he, he loves me, he loves me not - Oh what's going to happen?' Jerusalem? Ruth 3 New International Version - UK (NIVUK) Ruth and Boaz at the threshing-floor. This chapter is all about the three R's - reading, writing, and arithmetic. 2 And now is not Boaz of our kindred, with whose maidens thou wast? As you read this chapter, pay attention to how Ruth acts in response to Israel’s culture. Now Naomi had a relative of her husband’s, a worthy man of the clan of Elimelech, whose name was Boaz. 3:28). This was not an immoral act on the part of Ruth, but one in full accord with customs … The rest is not one day a week, but 'Today' as Hebrews states. It was my first independent, personal, and in-depth study on a book in the Bible and it was a very special time. Do you see the action happening in this chapter more of an example of God working, or of people taking matters into their own hands? Then she went into the city. (John 12:23-27). (6-13) Ruth's return to her mother-in-law. laid her down. Submit. [8] ↩  One of my favourite passages in the Old Testament that shows the rest in the face of disaster is in 2 Chronicles 20. 3 One day Ruth’s mother-in-law Naomi said to her, “My daughter, I must find a home [] for you, where you will be well provided for. Ruth 3:9-12 And he said, 'Who are you?' Exploring the Passage. Jesus slept because He had power and control over all things, including this storm. Study by: Book Topic Author Verse Bible study tool. Our Ruth Bible Study Journals are Now on Amazon!!! But He isn't, and there will always come a time when Boaz awakes and though it takes longer usually than we would like, there will always come the time when God hears and acts on your cry. No, he wasn't speaking about a physical location but a place in his life. Men's Ministry Home Women's Ministry Home Children's Ministry Home Pastor's Ministry Home. Like the children of Israel we often fail to believe but let's hear God again say 'do not fear' and allow faith to rise as faith comes by hearing. Ruth and Boaz at the Threshing Floor. But here in Ruth's life we see Boaz, like Jesus, saying 'I will do whatever you ask.' (1-5) Boaz acknowledges the duty of a kinsman. The directions given to Ruth by Naomi. She didn't know what would happen next or what his reaction would be but she just knew that she needed to be where he was and this meant the threshing floor! May we continue to turn away from our problem and also hear those words from the Lord. The Hebrew word for rest in verse 1 is manowach (pronounced maw-no’-akh). 1 One day Ruth’s mother-in-law Naomi said to her, “My daughter, I must find a home # 3:1 Hebrew find rest (see 1:9). As we go on in our Christian life, there are times also when we must also be found at the threshing floor  [1]  , where he is  [2]  . It's because Ruth has laid her life down at Boaz' feet and has submitted herself to his will. Wash thyself therefore.] What sort of pressures in your context drive people to have to get out of their country to another country? Much more reason have true believers to cast their care on God, because he has promised to care for them. Where the world comes to study the Bible. We may not like it but it is true. See the hand of God in the midst of a seemingly hopeless situation. No way! Lie down until morning.' Maybe it means coming and acknowledging to the Lord that you have been a failure as a Christian, a failure as a husband, or a failure as a mother. The first five verses explain a custom we … Oh hurry up and wake up!' There are debates among scholars as to what Naomi’s instructions really meant and how dishonorably things. Today's Devotionals. The first event in the story is a famine. She was also teachable, following Naomi's instructions even if it meant stepping out in faith and putting herself on the line. I mean, it probably doesn't sound long for us, but here was Ruth, laying at Boaz's feet, thinking 'will He marry me? Behold, he winnoweth barley to night in the threshingfloor. But for now what is important is the Lord's response to someone trusting and looking to Him. Never miss a post. Ruth 3:8 And it happened in the middle of the night that the man was startled and bent forward; and behold, a woman was lying at his feet. If Boaz is a picture of Jesus Christ and Ruth is a picture of His gentile bride then we should look at what in Ruth pleases Boaz so much that he would call her a 'woman of excellence'? B. Ruth 3:6-13: Ruth obeys Naomi's words. Naomi her mother-in-law said to her, “My daughter, I need to seek some security for you, so that it may be well with you. Boaz, having undertaken this matter, would be sure to manage it well. Subscribe to a study package to unlock the ESV Study Bible, the interactive Knowing the Bible study series, the Preaching the Word commentary series, and more. Each of these acts are quite common in the Old Testament and each is interpreted for us in the New Testament. Put thy raiment upon thee, &c.— Her best clothes or ornaments, as some of the versions express it. And now, my daughter, do not fear. (1-5) Boaz acknowledges the duty of a kinsman. 2 Now Boaz, with whose women you have worked, is a relative s of ours. Why? He had just said that unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies it abides alone. And when God makes a 'somebody', He always starts with nobodies! Study a map of Palestine (Canaan) and describe 5 characteristics or physical features of the land. In this third lesson on the Book of Ruth we see the plan of Naomi. How do you think she was feeling when she did this? Ruth 3:4-5 'And it shall be when he lies down, that you shall notice the place where he lies, and you shall go and uncover his feet and lie down; then he will tell you what you shall do.' This is the rest. [3]  Ever felt like that? Chapter 3 starts then with the next step in drawing closer to the Lord. I am so excited to start Bible Study Mondays! 2 Now here is our kinsman Boaz, with whose young women you have been working. Bible Storying Series - Teaching The Story Of God Chronologically. Bible Study Guide. A Study On Ruth (Part 3) May 21, 2016 | Ruth, Writer. Ruth 3:2. (Rth 3:16-18) Ruth tells her mother-in-law Naomi all that happened. It's easy to talk about but never nice in reality. Prayer is vitally important, but we must be willing to be the answer to prayer as well. But as we shall see, through this testing she would learn what it is to rest in him, and his provision would be greater than in any time before! 4 And it shall be, when he lieth down, that thou shalt mark the place where he shall lie, and thou shalt go in, and uncover his feet, and lay thee down; and he will tell thee what thou shalt do. First – obviously – we’re landing in the middle of the book of Ruth. Well, to rest as much as possible and worry as least as possible. Three things are given for Ruth to do - wash herself, anoint herself, and put on her best clothes! Privacy Policy  |   2. he winnoweth barley to-night in the threshing-floor --The winnowing process is performed by throwing up the grain, after being trodden down, against the wind with a shovel. Likewise, the Lord calls us to praise and He is able to give us a song in the night. The picture couldn't be any clearer for us. (You can read more about it in Duet 25:5-10), Six measures of barley(v15) It is unclear how much this is, but shows that Boaz is continuing to provide for Ruth and Naomi. This Bible study lesson on Ruth chapter 1 will focus on their lives and what we can learn about: Behold, he winnows barley at the threshing floor tonight. Ruth 3:12-14 'And now it is true I am a close relative; however, there is a relative closer than I. Boaz twice refers to Ruth as “my daughter” and blesses her for not choosing to marry a young man. Many have studied three texts (Genesis 38; Leviticus 25:25-34; and Deuteronomy 25:5-10) to develop an understanding of the role. It seems that a verse like this is ripped out of context so much and not weighed up with other verses that show the need to pray in accordance with the will of God. May we like Ruth, desire to go deeper, learning to rest and lay all at the feet of Jesus. t 3 Wash, u put on perfume, v and get dressed in your best clothes. Ruth Chapter 2 - Here we see the provision of God. Ruth was to lie till morning, because she could not easily return to the city in the dark at midnight; but, as is shown in Ruth 3:14, she did not stay till actual daybreak, but "before one could know another, she rose up, and he said (i.e., as Boaz had said), It must not be known that the woman came to the threshing-floor." There is no suggestion here that Ruth was taking advantage of Boaz in a drunken state. Ephesians 5:18 tells us to be filled (or... 3) Put on your best clothes - speaks of a righteous life. Testing and trials will come for the refining of our faith but what the Lord is after is that attitude which places the problem at the feet of Jesus, remaining restful in the midst of the trial. She worked hard in the fields yet was always humble and came to Boaz by grace. Following Jewish customs, Ruth lets Boaz know he is a kinsman-redeemer and that she is eligible to marry him - Ruth 3:1-18. Ruth is still an outsider, even though she came back to Israel with Naomi. A Study On Ruth (Part 3) Ruth 3:1-4. Boaz was pleased with Ruth's choice and responds by the same words that Jesus said more than any other - 'do not fear!' Are there times you want something to happen, and work to make it happen even if that means someone else deserving is passed over? 2. The threshing-floor, which was commonly on the harvest-field, was carefully leveled with a large … Ruth gleans grain in the field of Boaz. We’re excited to release our four-week Love God Greatly Ruth Bible Study! Ruth 3-4 New International Version (NIV) Ruth and Boaz at the Threshing Floor. [6]. Ruth 3:3. Much more reason have true believers to cast their care on God, because he has promised to care for them. Reread verses 3-4. Date: August 13, 2019 Author: HAT 0 Comments. Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to obtain an inheritance which is imperishable and undefiled and will not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, who are protected by the power of God through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. I once read a quote that said you can test whether you love God by whether you seek after Him or His gifts. Chapter 3. a. We see it in Naomi in 3:1–5, in Ruth in 3:6–9, and in Boaz in 3:10–15. [7]  She had to rest on the threshing floor knowing that Boaz would look after her! Ruth 3 Geneva Study Bible. It's life out of death and rewards out of refining. Email. Ruth Chapter 1 - Learn about how this magnificent story begins and see the grief and despair of Naomi and her daughters-in-law. Daily Study Questions Day One. Why couldn't he have been out in some nice flowery field and have Ruth meet him there? Ruth had known the provision of Boaz, and had 'sought refuge under the wings of the God of Israel' as Boaz himself had earlier stated. 3 One day Ruth’s mother-in-law Naomi said to her, ‘My daughter, I must find a home [] for you, where you will be well provided for. Choose a Chapter Below to Begin Your Ruth Bible Study. See, he is winnowing barley tonight at the threshing floor. 31:10; compare 3:11). Ruth 3. 9 He said, “Who are you?” And she answered, “I am Ruth your maid. He was contemplating the cross and the enormity of what that meant. And she said, 'These six measures of barley he gave to me, for he said, 'do not go to your mother-in-law empty-handed.'' THE BOOK OF RUTH Lesson 3: Chapters 3:6-4:22 Boaz Becomes Ruth's Blood Redeemer ... in our last lesson on the Book of Ruth as we study the decision of Your servant Boaz who willingly offered himself as a Blood Redeemer to Ruth in an act of mercy that had an impact on the future liberation of all men and women in the drama of sin and redemption. Join with us and see how God may change your life through this study of Ruth! He says this act shows even stronger family loyalty to Naomi. It just might be what Jesus would like to see in us! It means examining ourselves by the word and allowing it to govern our attitudes, motives and desires. Chapter 3. [7] ↩  There is only one thing that prevents us from entering into the rest and that is unbelief. Ruth 3 is the third chapter of the Book of Ruth in the Hebrew Bible or the Old Testament of the Christian Bible, part of the Ketuvim ("Writings"). Story of Ruth. Winnowing…on the threshing floor(v2) Farmers separate the useful seeds of grain from the useless stalks by laying the grain on the floor and having animals walk on it. We studied the first two chapters already. That is his response once we have put ourselves into this position at His feet. Ruth 3 Commentary: When we open to the 3 rd chapter of the book of Ruth we’re coming into the middle of several story lines in the Bible.. Story of Ruth. Ruth 3:1-18—Read the Bible online or download free. Ruth 3 in the Picture Study Bible, with Maps and Background Information on Ruth 3 (Bible History Online) In addition, the harvest is coming quickly to an end. What do you learn about both Boaz’s and Ruth’s character from this interaction? [4] ↩  Same picture I guess as when Jesus slept on the boat in the midst of the storm. After seeking the Lord, I really felt lead to kick off Bible Study Mondays with the book of Ruth. Ideas For Teaching Bible Knowledge. Ruth 3. But there was sweet providence as well. 2) Anoint yourself - always speaks of the enabling of the Holy Spirit. I. But for this purpose I came to this hour.' [6] ↩  Don't you hate it when prosperity teachers take a promise like 'If you ask me anything in my name I will do it' and use it to say that if we had faith then Jesus would give us everything we want blah blah blah! Tonight he will be winnowing barley on the threshing-floor. Last year, I decided to study the book of Ruth. BY NAOMI'S INSTRUCTIONS, RUTH LIES AT BOAZ'S FEET, WHO ACKNOWLEDGES THE DUTY OF A KINSMAN. for you, where you will be well provided for. We learn about communication, giving, love, providence, redemption, and courtship. 3) Put on your best clothes - speaks of a righteous life. Sections. Resources . HENRY MORRIS - DEFENDER'S STUDY BIBLE. 1) Wash yourself - is being washed with the water of the word as Eph 5:26 tells us. Do you feel that you're currently taking a beating down at the threshing floor, wondering how circumstances will turn out? Should we go there? She could see something better for Ruth than just being a worker in Boaz's field. First – obviously – we’re landing in the middle of the book of Ruth. Jehoshaphat was alarmed as the armies of Moab and Ammon were coming against Israel. STUDY GUIDE: Ruth 5 Session 3 – Ruth 1 1. The famine broke in Judah and Naomi could go home. 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. [5] ↩  Might be a good time to recap on Ruth's character. © 2020 InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA®. Ruth committed herself to care for Naomi. Bible Study on the Book of Ruth 3 Getting Oriented. Ruth 3:3 'Wash yourself therefore, and anoint yourself and put on your best clothes, and go down to the threshing floor; but do not make yourself known to the man until he has finished eating and drinking.'. She has declared, “your people will be my people, and your God my God.” Yet, everyone would know her to be a Moabite and may not expect her to follow the customs of Israel. 5. But now Naomi knows that Boaz has been treating her favorably! Ruth also waits for Boaz to tell her what to do. ruth's obedience and boaz' favorable response (ruth 3:6-13) "And she went down unto the threshing-floor, and did according to all her mother-in-law bade her. Probably heaps more but I'm getting tired. The only reference to God is in the blessing and promise Boaz gives. Behold, he winnows barley at the threshing floor tonight. Previous Lessons: 1, 2 Ruth 2. Study . Likewise why did Jesus have to be where he was when he said 'If anyone serves me, he must follow me; and where I am my servant will be also... Now my soul has become troubled; and what shall I say 'Father save me from this hour?' And that is what His disciples then, and His disciples now, have to learn. I will do for you whatever you ask, for all my people in the city know that you are a woman of excellence. It is a song of thanksgiving in the midst of the trial that benefits us so much more than endless moaning to the Lord. (6-13) Ruth's return to her mother-in-law. In times of testing the word of God is a light unto our path, giving us hope to persevere. If you want to read an awesome book about this and how it applies to our Christian life then I would recommend 'If I perish, I perish' by Major Ian Thomas. The story of Ruth resonates so deeply with me. Sign up for an account to try it FREE for 30 days. Ruth 3:18 in the Parallel Bible; Ruth 3:18 in the Thematic Bible; Ruth 3:18 Cross References; Ruth 3:18 Treasury of Scripture Knowing; Ruth 3:18 Sermons; Ruth 3:18 Prayers; Ruth 3:18 Images; Ruth 3:18 Devotionals; Choose Chapter. I do. Ruth Study Week 2 History & Judges We took a “big picture” look last week and covered some of the background. into your life? (6-13) Ruth's return to her mother-in-law. You've got to be kidding? The New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures is published by Jehovah’s Witnesses. Pay off that is. Um, sorry no, it's about refining, rest and rewards. So she held it, and he measured six measures of barley and laid it on her. Ruth demonstrates that women are co-heirs with men of God’s salvation grace (compare Gal. Naomi, while glad to have Ruth’s company, probably still feels a little bad that Ruth did not return home as Naomi had urged. If so, have you laid the result before Jesus and rested at His feet? Ruth Ruth 3 Commentary Meaning Summary Sermon. Why? Naomi her mother-in-law said to her, “My daughter, I need to seek some security for you, so that it may be well with you. It means quiet, i.e. i. What does the Lord get him to do? Does it not also please the Lord Jesus when we choose to seek after Him instead of wealth or other worldly pleasures? (14-18) Commentary on Ruth 3:1-5 (Read Ruth 3:1-5) The married state should be a rest, as much as any thing upon earth can be so, as it ought to fix the affections and form a connexion for life. Now is not Boaz (A)our (b)kinsman, with whose maids you were? See what happens when Ruth meets her new relative Boaz and how he treats her. We studied the first two chapters already. But it always starts by laying yourself down in humility at His feet. Ruth and Boaz at the Threshing Floor. Ruth 3:1-13 . What qualities of Ruth do you most see in yourself? InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA and its affiliated companies. As a bride prepares herself for marriage (see Ezek. And often, God seems asleep  [4]  or at least oblivious to the whole ordeal. 3 “Wash yourself therefore, and anoint yourself and put on your best clothes, and go down to the threshing floor; but do not make yourself known to the man until he has finished eating and drinking. So spread your covering over your maid, for you are a close relative.' Ruth Bible Study. But it wasn't going to be easy and would involve Ruth placing herself at the feet of Boaz, totally reliant upon his will. This is where he said we had to be as well. 7 When Boaz had eaten and drunk and his heart was merry, he went to lie down at the end of the heap of grain; and she came secretly, and uncovered his feet and lay down. 2 Now Boaz, with whose women you have worked, is a relative of ours. So among other things, the Bible study lesson will focus on the following from Ruth chapter 3: Ruth 3:1-2 Then Naomi her mother-in-law said to her, 'My daughter, shall I not seek security for you, that it may be well with you? (Ruth 3:1) Moffatt translated this, "I must see you settled in life." We have also seen her working in Boaz' field and seen his gracious commitment to her in return. Wash, put on perfume, and get dressed in your best clothes. After telling Ruth not to fear the next thing he says is for her to remain resting for the night. Boaz has... Key Terms and Historical Background Notes. In essence, she told her to let him know you’re interested (eyebrows flaring up and down). Ruth’s faithfulness and devotion to her mother-in-law has amazed him. InterVarsity, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA, and the InterVarsity logo are trademarks of Member of the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students. Study Genesis 26:3,4 (and parallel passages) and list 3 promises God made regarding Abraham’s descendants. Who would have the first choice to redeem you before the Lord? Chapter 4 - Fruits of freedom. Latest Articles . See what happens when Ruth waits in the shadows and then makes her move in the dark of night. [Some questions on the text are here. Then go down to the threshing floor, … Have you found that in your own life? She gave Ruth instructions on how to get close with Boaz, really close. She believed him and had a good nights' sleep! 1 Then Naomi her mother in law said unto her, My daughter, shall I not seek a rest for thee, that it may be well with thee? The law required property owners to leave some grain for the poor and widows, like Ruth - Ruth 2:1-23. In Naomi, Ruth and Orpah we see a backslider, a new convert and a double-minded woman. Our strength is to sit still, Isaiah 30:7. Ruth 3 Ruth and Boaz at the Threshing Floor 1 One day Ruth’s mother-in-law Naomi said to her, “My daughter, I must find a home for you, where you will be well provided for. Sorry, it's not a magic formula. So spread your covering over your mai… He just might be the right person to provide for them! Not only did she show commitment to Naomi but also she had now shown that same commitment to Boaz. (14-18)1-5 The married state should be a rest, as much as any thing upon earth can be so, as it ought to fix the affections and form a connexion for life. 3. 3. She was kind always sharing with others what she received. This is only possible to the extent that we've got the first two tasks in place. Ruth 3 demonstrates that God’s holy people not only pray, they are also willing to be the answer of their prayers. Ruth- Lesson 3. 2 Is not Boaz l our relative, m with whose young women you were? It’s a story of loss, hope and redemption. Ruth 3:6-7 So she went down to the threshing floor and did according to all that her mother-in-law had commanded her. What does it say about Boaz that he, knowing laws about guardian-redeemers, chose to wait for Ruth to come to him before acting upon it? We’ll spend this week focusing on understanding some of the history and culture that will give us insight into all this book contains. 3. Name. All rights reserved. As we enter into chapter 1, we see an interesting picture involving three different women. What job did God give Joshua – 1:1-3? 3. Ruth went alone at night to the threshing floor, a place where women would not be. She had to cast herself at Boaz' feet! Tell how the book of Joshua relates to these promises to Abraham. You're going through a time of testing and all you can do is throw yourself down at the Lords feet not really knowing what will happen next? Boaz has allowed Ruth to work in his fields and even told his men to leave extra grain from the harvest for her to pick up! Ruth 3:3 Wash thyself therefore, and anoint thee, and put thy raiment upon thee, and get thee down to the floor: but make not thyself known unto the man, until he shall have done eating and drinking. Guardian-redeemer/Kinsman-redeemer(v9) The Kinsman-redeemer was a man legally obligated to take care of the childless widow of a member of his family. The best thing they could have done would have been to sleep as well! Ruth chapter 3 summary began as Naomi coached Ruth on how she should find more favor with Boaz (their close kinsman). Now what about you? [2] ↩  Why did Boaz have to be down there? Picture yourself at a time when you felt like an outsider in a community. What would have been best for Ruth during this time? Contact Us Tonight he will be winnowing barley on the threshing floor. 8 It happened in the middle of the night that the man was startled and bent forward; and behold, a woman was lying at his feet. Ruth 3:3 "Wash thy self therefore, and anoint thee, and put thy raiment upon thee, and get thee down to the floor: [but] make not thyself known unto the man, until he shall have done eating and drinking." 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