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Key Verse

  • May he also be to you one who restores life and sustains your old age; for your daughter-in-lawa, who loves you and is better to you than seven sons, has given birth to him.” Ruth 4:15 AMP
aReferring to Ruth


1. Born a Moabite

  • Then Naomi’s husband Elimelech died, and she was left with her two sons, who took Moabite women as their wives, one named Orpah and the other named Ruth. Ruth 1:3-4 BSB

Moabites were not blessed. See below

  • An Ammonite or Moabite shall not enter the assembly of the Lord; none of their descendants, even to the tenth generation, shall ever enter the assembly of the Lord … You shall never seek their peace nor their prosperity all your days. Deuteronomy 23:2&6 AMP 

GOD in His mercy does not allow your past to determine your destiny. See below

  •  Boaz the father of Obed, whose mother was Ruth, Obed the father of Jesse, Jesse the father of King David .. Jacob the father of Joseph, the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, Who is called the Christ. (the Messiah, the Anointed) Matthew 1:5-6&16 AMPC

2. Had not seen GOD's goodness before

  • And after they had lived in Moab about ten years, both Mahlon and Chilion also died, and Naomi was left without her two sons and without her husband. Ruth 1:4-5 BSB

See also

  • Though the fig tree does not bud and no fruit is on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though the sheep are cut off from the fold and no cattle are in the stalls, yet I will exult in the LORD; I will rejoice in the God of my salvation! Habakkuk 3:17-18 BSB

3. Clung to GOD

  • Again they wept aloud, and Orpah kissed her mother-in-law goodbye, but Ruth clung to her. Ruth 1:14 BSB
  • But Ruth said, “Do not urge me to leave you or to turn back from following you; for where you go, I will go, and where you lodge, I will lodge. Your people will be my people, and your God, my God. Ruth 1:16 AMP

4. Not Idle

  • And Ruth the Moabitess said to Naomi, “Please let me go into the fields and glean heads of grain after someone in whose sight I may find favor.” Ruth 2:2 BSB
Read: WORK

5. Landed in GOD's will

  • So Ruth went and picked up the leftover grain in a field after the reapers; and she happened to stop at the plot of land belonging to Boaz, who was of the family of Elimelech. Ruth 2:3 AMP

See below

  • For it is [not your strength, but it is] God who is effectively at work in you, both to willa and to work [that is, strengthening, energizing, and creating in you the longing and the ability to fulfill your purpose] for His good pleasure. Philippians 2:13 AMP
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aHe gives us the desire and strengthens us to do His will. In other words, when you are in tune with God, you automatically do His will even without consciously knowing. 


6. Hard Worker

  • She has said, ‘Please let me glean and gather among the sheaves after the harvesters.’ So she came out and has continued from morning until now, except that she rested a short time in the shelter.” Ruth 2:7 BSB
Read: WORK

7. Got under GOD's cover

  • Indeed, I have ordered the young men not to touch you. And when you are thirsty, go and drink from the jars the young men have filled.” … May the LORD repay your work, and may you receive a rich reward from the LORD, the God of Israel, under whose wings you have taken refuge.” Ruth 2:9&12 BSB

Once under GOD’s cover, He protects & provides

8. Was prudent

  • At mealtime Boaz said to her, “Come over here and eat some bread and dip your bread in the vinegar.” So she sat beside the reapers; and he served her roasted grain, and she ate until she was satisfied and she had some left [for Naomi]. Ruth 2:12 AMP
  • And she brought out what she had saved from her meal and gave it to Naomi. Ruth 2:18 BSB

See also

  • She considers a field before she buys or accepts it [expanding her business prudently]; With her profits she plants fruitful vines in her vineyard. Proverbs 31:26 AMP

9. Prepared herself

  • Therefore wash yourself, put on perfume, and wear your best clothesRuth 3:3 BSB
Make yourself attractive to GOD. See below

  • Cornelius was frightened and stared intently at him and said, “What is it, lord (sir)?” And the angel said to him, “Your prayers and gifts of charity have ascended as a memorial offering before God … Acts 10:4 AMP

10. Obedient

  • “I will do everything you say,” Ruth answered. So she went down to the threshing floor and did everything her mother-in-law had instructed her to do. Ruth 3:5-6 BSB

11. Had right priorities

  • Then Boaz said, “May the LORD bless you, my daughter. You have shown more kindness now than before, because you have not run after the younger men, whether rich or poorRuth 3:10 BSB

12. Got blessed abundantly

  • Also he said, “Bring the shawl that is on you and hold it.” And when she held it, he measured six ephahs of barleya, and laid it on her. Then she went into the city. When she came to her mother-in-law, she said, Is that you, my daughter?” Then she told her all that the man had done for her. And she said, “These six ephahs of barley he gave me; for he said to me, ‘Do not go empty-handed to your mother-in-law.’ ” Ruth 3:15-17 NKJV

aEquivalent to 132 Litres. See HERE

13. Got into the Genealogy of Jesus

  • Boaz the father of Obed, whose mother was Ruth, Obed the father of Jesse, Jesse the father of King David .. Jacob the father of Joseph, the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, Who is called the Christ. (the Messiah, the Anointed) Matthew 1:5-6&16 AMPC