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Bible Notes

Ruth 3:1-4 (05.11.18)

Ruth 3:1-4 (NIVUK)
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. 2 Now Boaz, with whose women you have worked, is a relative of ours. Tonight he will be winnowing barley on the threshing-floor. 3 Wash, put on perfume, and get dressed in your best clothes. Then go down to the threshing-floor, but don’t let him know you are there until he has finished eating and drinking. 4 When he lies down, note the place where he is lying. Then go and uncover his feet and lie down. He will tell you what to do.’

This story can be read in many ways. There is a fascinating human tale here, it is worth spending some time putting yourself into the various character’s shoes and reflecting on how they see things and why they act as they do. There is also a devotional approach too, here for example you could reflect on how Ruth’s devotion to Boaz reflects our worship of Christ – we come to his feet in adoration and respond in adoration and obedience to what he says.

Jesus, Lord, we’re listening, what do you want us to do today?

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