Introduction: One Bible commentator calls Ruth “the most charming short story in the Old Testament.” And charming it is. Couched in the period right after the Judges, the book introduces us to Ruth, another hero of the Bible. I want us to understand the setting of the story and then the strategy which enabled Ruth to hold her special place in Biblical history.
I. THE SETTING.
a. Love’s Response (Chapter 2)
b. Love’s Request (Chapter 3)
c. Love’s Reward (Chapter 4)
II. THE STRATEGY.
a. She avoided self-pity.
b. She took good care of herself.
c. She stayed involved in life.