Lesson: Ruth
Read more about Ruth in the book of Ruth

Song--(Tune Shady Grove)

Where You Go I'll Go
Where You Lodge I'll Lodge
Your People will be my People
And your God my God.

The story of Ruth is a love story. It is a story about how one woman loved her mother-in-law so much that she gave up everything to go with her. She also accepted and loved Naomi's God as her own God.

The story begins when Naomi and her husband and 2 sons had left their home and country in time of famine and went to live in Moab for 10 years.  While in Moab her two sons married Moabite women.  After Naomi's husband and sons died she told the wives of her sons to go back to their families.  Orpah did but Ruth wouldn't go. Instead she said to Naomi "Whither thou goest, I will go, and where thou lodgest I will lodge, thy people shall be my people and thy God shall be my God," and she went back with Naomi to live with her.

They were poor and Naomi was old so Ruth went to pick up left over grain in the fields. She went to the field of a rich man named Boaz to pick up the left over grain.  Boaz saw her there, asked about her, and found out that Ruth had left her land, accepted God, and was taking care of Naomi. Boaz asked her to eat with his workers and not to go to any other field.  Ruth went back and told Naomi what Boaz  had said and Naomi told her  that he was a relative and a good man.  In the end Ruth and Boaz were married.  Ruth had given up every thing for Naomi and God, but God took care of Ruth and sent her Boaz for a husband so that she would want for nothing.

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