Summer Bible Study • Ruth 4: Participants Guide

How has God shown you hesed in your life this week?

Read and Discuss

Ruth 4 — mark it up

Come up with 5 thoughts/questions that come to mind as you read Ruth 4

Discussion Questions

  • Why do you think Boaz chose to meet the other relative in public – why do you think that detail is noted?
  • Why do you think that God established this system of kinsman-redeemer? How do we participate in this today?
  • It can be argued that the hero of the book of Ruth is Boaz – he’s the Redeemer! So why is do you think the book is named for Ruth?
  • “Praise be to the Lord, who this day has not left you without a guardian-redeemer” might be one of the most significant lines in the entire book. Why? How do you see the promises to Naomi applied to your life today?
  • How does chapter 4 show God at work in this world? Not only for Ruth and the Israelites but for all of us today?