Book Of Ruth
J. Deering, AncientPath.net
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Introduction, Visualized Text with Commentary and Q&A, Charts
Can you see the wonderful picture here? Have you ever pictured almighty God as one who blesses you and thanks you everyday for the opportunity to be His bride? Oh Father, I confess that I am not like you, grant me your grace.
Every one of us has an almighty Father who loves you so much that he sent His only Son to die in place of you – that you might have eternal life.
THE VISUALIZED TEXT (NASB) (conjunctions & prepositions (and other important words) underlined, words not in original text in italics) (alternate text in purple)
"May you be blessed of the LORD,
You have shown your last kindness
to be better than the first
by not going after young men, whether poor or rich.
Questions and Answers about Ruth 3:10
the writer use the word "Then?"
(The unexpected happens with the change of direction in the scene)
would you call the phrase "May you be blessed of the Lord"?
what we expect out of Boaz's mouth at this time?
would you expect Boaz to be saying?
(Well, let me see, a young woman has just asked me to marry her and consummate the marriage – right here, right now….)
Boaz now call her "My daughter."
(Boaz is showing his Godly character. He knows that he cannot accept the request made of him. He now sees Ruth as the most wonderful thing that has ever happened to him, even though he must refuse her offer.)
Boaz mean by last and first kindnesses?
(Apparently Boaz has been keeping track of the things Ruth has done on Naomi's behalf, and on his behalf. Also she could have come to him just as a woman needing a man, but she also came wanting him for her husband. He also acknowledges that he is older and extremely grateful for choosing him as her expected kinsman-redeemer and not seeking a younger man (regardless of their wealth.))
Horizontal Chart for Ruth 3:10
|"Then he said, "May you be blessed of the LORD, my daughter. You have shown your last kindness to be better than the first by not going after young men, whether poor or rich."|
Verse Percentage Chart for Ruth 3:10
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