Ruth was an outcast in Israelite society. As a widow and a Moabite, she was considered the least of God’s people. Yet God drew her from the fringe of society and incorporated her into both the community of Israel and his plan of salvation. In Ruth, we find a story of love, loyalty, and compassion. And we see how God works through ordinary people to achieve his great purposes.
In Ruth: Hope for the Marginalized, Miles Custis guides you through this letter with practical insights and helpful questions. Perfect for studying with a group or with just your favorite Bible, this Bible study will draw you closer to the gospel.
The Not Your Average Bible Study series combines a deep understanding of the biblical text with real-world application that is relevant to our lives today. Drawn from Bible Study Magazine, each volume in this series guides you step-by-step through Scripture, helping you discover powerful insights as you move through the text, digging into the Bible on a whole new level. With discussion and reflection questions, specific prayer suggestions, and ideas for further study, you’ll see how easy it is to apply these lessons to your everyday life. This is not your average Bible study.
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“But when we are in the midst of suffering, can we see God’s hand?” (Page 5)
“God’s promises are not dependent on our circumstances. We’ll see how God uses the lives of ordinary people to achieve His extraordinary purposes.” (Page 5)
“This book was read aloud in synagogues during the Jewish feast of Shavuot (or Pentecost), which celebrated the wheat harvest.” (Page 7)
“aligns herself with Yahweh. Naomi had just claimed that ‘the hand of Yahweh has gone out against me” (Page 13)
“Naomi’s family hopes to find a fresh start in Moab, but instead they find more tragedy” (Page 10)
Miles Custis is the author of The End of the Matter: Understanding the Epilogue of Ecclesiastes, a Faithlife Study Bible contributing editor, and a regular Bible Study Magazine and Lexham Bible Dictionary contributor. He holds a Master of Arts in biblical studies from Trinity Western University.