Previous messages focused on Ruth 1 which established the time and setting for Naomi and Ruth’s big journey from Moab to Bethlehem. We also observed much about the two women’s backgrounds, motivations, personal integrity, and ability to make faith-based decisions..
This message looks at Ruth 2:1-4. It also provides information on how the people of the era brought in the harvest because those details are key to understanding later developments.
In chapter 2, Ruth takes center stage, and she realizes she must help provide for the physical needs both Naomi and herself while she adjusts to an unfamiliar culture. Nevertheless, even after she has a plan, she submit it to her mother-in-law for approval. Naomi knows things Ruth does not, and Ruth seeks the older woman’s counsel.
Chapter 2 also introduces Boaz, the third major character. The seeds of a plot are in place.