In what ways have you seen God’s hesed in your life this week?
- “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?
- As we read the book of Ruth one last time, what new questions arise? What’s something new that stands out to you? To whom do you most relate this week?
- After having spent the last five weeks studying the book of Ruth, if someone were to ask you what the book of Ruth was about, what would you say?
- Bringing Ruth into the modern era: If the book of Ruth were to take place today, what would it look like? Where would it happen? What type of person would be Ruth? Naomi? Boaz?
Ruth & the Community
- The book of Ruth can be said to be about how God works and show God’s hesed through people and in community. What were the issues that showed up that needed attention in the book of Ruth?
- How did the others or the community show up in these instances?
- How does community show up for each other today?
- Who are the Ruth’s in our community today? Who are the people who are in need of you to show hesed to them?
- The questions above might be asked similarly in this kind of way: How does your story contribute to the story of God’s redemptive work in the world? How do you want it to?