Book Of Ruth Research Paper

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The Book of Ruth Essay The Book of Proverbs in the Hebrew Bible states “Trust in the LORD with all your heart . . . In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He will make your paths straight.” (Proverbs 3:5). God guides all faithful, blessing his children in return for their undoubted devotion to him. The Book of Ruth is an example of indubitable devotion and loyalty to the Lord, where Ruth, a foreigner to the land of Bethlehem, accepts God with open arms and lives her life in sacrifice in order to please Him. Though God may not have an active role in this story, he most definitely holds a leading role, being the driving force behind Ruth’s story. Thus, the book of Ruth is part of the Hebrew Bible to show Gods followers that God rewards those who…show more content…
Upon her quest for a field that would take her, Ruth stumbled upon a field belonging to Boaz, a relative of Naomi’s husband. Boaz noticed Ruth gathering the grains and spoke to her, saying “I have had a complete account of what you have done for your mother-in-law after your husband’s death; you have left your father and your mother and the land of your birth, and have come to a people whom previously you did not know. May the lord reward what you have done!” (Ruth 2:11). Boaz rewarded Ruth for her devotion and sacrifice and in return Ruth stayed loyal to him. God rewarded Ruth for her life of uncompromising sacrifice and obedience, blessing her with a husband, Boaz, and child, just as Naomi longed for her to receive. Women in Bethlehem called to Naomi, “Blessed is the Lord who has not failed to provide you today with a redeemer.” (Ruth 4:14), and with Naomi’s happiness came Ruth’s, who’s submission led her to the be a part of lineage of Christ. Therefore, obedience is a noble trait to the Lord and throughout the Book of Ruth he is able to show his followers the rewards and blessings that can accompany those who are loyal and obedient to

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