“Ruth, who had vowed to Naomi that ‘Your people shall be my people, and your God, my God’ (Ruth 1:16), came to the Lord of Israel, under whose wings she sought refuge (Ruth 2:12). How striking! Here is a daughter of Moab acting like Abraham!” (Warren Gage, “Ruth and Gibeah,” The Westminster Theological Jounal, Vol, 51, No. 2., 1989, p. 374).
Yes, Ruth is a beautiful story. But it is more than that. Its account of God’s dealing with the Moabitess challenges you also to seek the protection of his wings, to come to the Messiah who would one day be born of Ruth’s line.
Tonight’s Bible study at Trinity Presbyterian Church focuses on Ruth 2.