Welcome back to Week 2 in the Book of Ruth! You all have done a great job sharing your reflections from your daily reading out on Instagram and Facebook. If you missed those discussions – I hope you will join us this week! They have been great!!!
Here’s the link to last week’s posts in case you missed them:
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Here’s this past week’s posts:
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This Week’s Bible Reading Plan:
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This week’s Reflection & Discussion Questions
(Leaders: Copy and paste these into your groups. If you do not have a group, use these for a personal time of reflection.)
Elimelech faced a difficult decision regarding the welfare of his family. Do you think he made the right decision, moving his family into a pagan land so that they would have food to eat, or do you think he should have stayed in Bethlehem, waiting for the famine to end, trusting God to provide for the needs of his family?
Was Elimelech doing “what was right in his own eyes” rather than trusting God? Do you think his faith was weak?
Read 2 Corinthians 5:7. What does this verse teach us about how God wants us to live?
Have you ever wept when you said goodbye to a loved one? Who was that person, and what were you feeling as you said goodbye?
Now imagine these three women saying their goodbyes. What does their relationship teach us about mothers-in-law and daughters-in-law?
Looking again at Ruth 1:12-13, do you think Naomi had lost hope because of the difficult, bitter circumstances she’d endured during her last 10 years living in Moab?
Did she blame God for the painful loss of her husband and two sons? Explain your answer.
Have you personally seen God’s hand at work in your own life? In what ways?
How does seeing Naomi’s faith help you to hold on to hope, even in the midst of difficult circumstances?
When you placed your faith in Christ, was it an emotional decision or a life long commitment?
What has your faith cost you?
Is there any part of your heart that sometimes longs for the world or your old ways?
Have you ever felt empty, hopeless and bitter like Naomi?
Where do we need to go to find our hope?
What do you learn in Romans 15:13?
To print the Discussion Questions for Ruth Week 2 – Click Here.
This Week’s Verses of the Day:
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Click HERE to print the Verses of the Day for Ruth Week 2.
Here’s the Printable
Bible Reading Plan Bookmark
so you can check off the days as you go.
Printable Journal: For those who did not purchase the Book of Ruth Study Guide this printable Journal below has been created for low-cost printing on a home printer. This journal includes the first 5 days of the in-depth study – as we cover the introduction to Ruth and the last 4 days of the study as we look deeper into Boaz as the Kinsman Redeemer. I don’t want anyone to miss that content. The rest of the pages include the SOAK pages for SOAKing your way through the book of Ruth on your own.
**This is not the same as the In-depth Bible Study on Amazon but it is a good guide for those not purchasing the in-depth study.**
Here’s another explanation of the SOAK Bible Study Method and Bible Coloring Chart if you need more guidance:
And the Bible Coloring Bookmark:Click HERE to Print the full page Coloring Chart
or here for the Bookmark Coloring Chart
Here are the highlighters, pens and pencils I refer to in the video:
Highlighters – Acid Free – Bible Hi-Glider
Fine Line Non-bleeding Pens – Micron Archival Ink and Multi-Colored Gel Pens
Colored Pencils – Crayola Twistables and Crayola Colored Pencils
I use the ESV Inductive Study Bible and the ESV Journaling Bible as my personal study Bible.
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Have a wonderful week in God’s Word – I’ll see you back here on the blog this Friday as we go deeper into God’s Word together!
Walk with the King,
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