Rooting The Book Of Ruth

These are my thoughts — I think she has heard about the heroics of the God of the Israelites from her conversation with her husband and their family. She wanted this God. Apart from the fact that she was a kind person and really wanted to be with Naomi (which Orpah was also), I think the main reason she made this life altering decision was to be linked to this God and His people. She had faith. She had a higher motivation.

Pictorial Description of Ruth Gleaning

This demonstrates that Ruth was thoughtful, hardworking and resourceful. Who told her about gleaning — the act of leaving some harvest behinds so that widows, destitutes, and the under privileged in the society can have something to eat. Again I am sure she learnt these from her in-laws.

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