The Book of Ruth
Ruth and Ester are two very strong Bible characters that many young women look up to. They were both so brave and courageous and followed their faith even in the hard times! What speaks to me the most about Ruth, is how much she put her trust in God.
Ruth truly puts her full faith in God’s hands, that she has the ability to hand it over and let God take control. That takes a lot of courage, strength, and faith in God to do that. She was so willing to do what God wanted, and was so trusting! That is but one admirable characteristic she has. It is easy to say we put our full faith in God, but when trouble hits, we have to make sure we hand it over to God to take control.
Learning to fully trust God, is a life long process. It takes time and we have to remember he is always in control, and that even if we are faced with a trial he is right by us. Ruth was so strong and willing to fully put her trust in him, and that is what makes Ruth so inspiring! We need to learn to let go and let God! Here are some of the most powerful bible verses from the Book of Ruth, that I have found inspirational!
Bible Verses from The Book of Ruth
And she said to her, “All that you say to me I will do.” Ruth 3:5
And now, my daughter, do not fear. I will do for you all that you request, for all the people of my town know that you are a virtuous woman. Ruth 3:11
Then she said, “Sit still, my daughter, until you know how the matter will turn out; for the man will not rest until he has concluded the matter this day. Ruth 3:18
(16) Entreat me not to leave you, Or to turn back from following after you; For wherever you go, I will go; And wherever you lodge, I will lodge;
Your people shall be my people, And your God, my God. (17) Where you die, I will die, And there will I be buried. The Lord do so to me, and more also, If anything but death parts you and me. Ruth 1:16–17
Then he said, “Blessed are you of the Lord, my daughter! For you have shown more kindness at the end than at the beginning, in that you did not go after young men, whether poor or rich.” Ruth 3: 10
(10) So she fell on her face, bowed down to the ground, and said to him, “Why have I found favor in your eyes, that you should take notice of me, since I am a foreigner?” (11) And Boaz answered and said to her, “It has been fully reported to me, all that you have done for your mother-in-law since the death of your husband, and how you have left your father and your mother and the land of your birth, and have come to a people whom you did not know before. (12) The Lord repay your work, and a full reward be given you by the Lord God of Israel, under whose wings you have come for refuge.” Ruth 2:10-12
Then Naomi said to her daughter-in-law, “Blessed be he of the Lord, who has not forsaken His kindness to the living and the dead!” And Naomi said to her, “This man is a relation of ours, one of our close relatives.” Ruth 2:20
(13) So Boaz took Ruth and she became his wife; and when he went in to her, the Lord gave her conception, and she bore a son. (14) Then the women said to Naomi, “Blessed be the Lord, who has not left you this day without a close relative; and may his name be famous in Israel!” Ruth 4:13-14
(15) And when she rose up to glean, Boaz commanded his young men, saying, “Let her glean even among the sheaves, and do not reproach her. (16) Also let grain from the bundles fall purposely for her; leave it that she may glean, and do not rebuke her.” Ruth 2:15-16
When she saw that she was determined to go with her, she stopped speaking to her. Ruth 1:18
I hope that you find courage and strength from the above verses from the Book of Ruth. May we ALL strive to have even a small portion of the faith that Ruth showed. Many blessings to you!
In His Grace,