The Book Of Ruth
Chapter 3:10
"Praise"

 

Chapter 3:10
"Praise"

J. Deering, AncientPath.net

 


RUTH 3:10

1. Master Study

2. Visualized Text

3. Outline With Text

4. Reference Materials

5. Questions


 

MASTER STUDY
Introduction, Visualized Text with Commentary and Q&A, Charts

 


 

INTRODUCTORY COMMENTS:

 

Boaz, what a man of God! We have temptation, opportunity, and yet without sin. On top of that he offers Ruth the blessing of the LORD, calls her "My daughter," and thanks her for choosing him over the many eligible young men (many of them rich).

 

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)

 

(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.

 

Questions and Answers about Ruth 3:10

  1. Why does the writer use the word "Then?"
    (The unexpected happens with the change of direction in the scene)

  2. Who "said"?
    (Boaz)

  3. What would you call the phrase "May you be blessed of the Lord"?
    (A blessing)

  4. Is that what we expect out of Boaz's mouth at this time?
    (No.)

  5. What 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….)

  6. Why does 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.)

  7. What does 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.))


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Ruth 3:10

The Praise

"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

 

 


RUTH 3:10

1. Master Study

2. Visualized Text

3. Outline With Text

4. Reference Materials

5. Questions


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2012-11-20