Brian Yeager's Outlines
Ruth Outlined
I. Ruth of Moab (1:1-5)  A. Events occurred "when the judges ruled" (1:1) 

B. Famine in the area of Bethlehem (1:1) 

C. Migration to Moab (1:1) 

1. Elimelech and his wife, Naomi (1:2) 

2. They had two sons, Mahlon and Chilion 

3. They were Ephrathites of Bethlehem-judah 

D. Elimelech died in Moab (1:3) 

E. After the death of Elimelech, his two sons married Moabite women (1:4)

1. One of the sons married Orpah (1:4) 

2. The other son married Ruth (1:4) This violated God's law Deuteronomy 7:3-8, 23:3, and Ezra 9:2

3. After 10 years both Mahlon and Chilion died (1:5) 

4. Naomi was without husband or sons (1:5) 

II. Devotion of Ruth to Naomi (1:6 to 2:23) 
  A. Naomi decides to return to Bethlehem-judah (1:7)
  1. Both Orpah and Ruth accompany Naomi part of the way (1:7) 

2. Naomi urges her daughters-in-law to remain in Moab (1:8-13) 

3. Orpah tearfully agrees to remain in Moab (1:14) 

4. Ruth refuses to leave Naomi (1:14-18) Matthew 19:19 - Honor your father and mother

a. Ruth’s famous statement: "Intreat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee: for whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge: thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God:." (1:16)

b. Ruth was "steadfastly minded" to remain with Naomi, so the mother-in-law ceased her protest (1:18)

B. They arrive at Bethlehem (1:19) 
  1. Women of Bethlehem surprised to see Naomi so sad and desolate 

2. Naomi asks them to call her "Mara," instead of Naomi (1:20) 

3. Naomi blames Jehovah for her sad plight (1:21) 

4. Naomi and Ruth arrive in Bethlehem at harvest time (1:22) 

C. Ruth’s care for Naomi (2:1-23) 
  1. Boaz, a powerful, wealthy kinsman of Elimelech (2:1) 

2. Ruth ask Naomi to permit to glean the harvest fields (2:2) 

3. Ruth gleaned in the field of Boaz (2:3) 

4. Boaz observes and meets Ruth (2:4-7) 

5. Boaz provides for Ruth (2:8-23) 

III.   Ruth’s Devotion to Naomi is Rewarded (3:1-18 to 4:22) 
  A. Naomi advises Ruth on how best to remind Boaz of his duty (3:1-9) Older women need to be instructorsTitus 2:3-5
  1. Ruth follows Naomi’s instructions (3:6-8) Deuteronomy 25:5 Boaz was to take Ruth as next of Kin for his wife

2. Boaz discovers Ruth at his feet (3:9) 

B. Boaz desires to become Ruth’s husband (3:10-18) 
  1. There was a problem (3:12) 

2. Gift to Ruth and Naomi (3:15) 

3. Ruth returns to Naomi with good news and a gift (3:16-17) 

4. Naomi correctly surmises that Boaz will act quickly (3:18) 

C. Boaz marries Ruth (4:1-22) 
  1. Boaz secures from a nearer relative the right of redemption (4:1-12) 

2. Boaz and Ruth marry (4:13) 

3. Obed is born to Ruth and Boaz (4:14-17) 

4. Brief genealogy showing David was descended from Ruth and Boaz (4:18-22) Matthew 1:5

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