6 June 2021 Sunday Morning Service
3:1 One day Naomi her mother-in-law said to her, “My daughter, should I not try to find a home for you, where you will be well provided for?
3:2 Is not Boaz, with whose servant girls you have been, a kinsman of ours? Tonight he will be winnowing barley on the threshing floor.
3:3 Wash and perfume yourself, and put on your best clothes. Then go down to the threshing floor, but don’t let him know you are there until he has finished eating and drinking.
3:4 When he lies down, note the place where he is lying. Then go and uncover his feet and lie down. He will tell you what to do.”
3:5 “I will do whatever you say,” Ruth answered.
3:6 So she went down to the threshing floor and did everything her mother-in-law told her to do.
3:7 When Boaz had finished eating and drinking and was in good spirits, he went over to lie down at the far end of the grain pile. Ruth approached quietly, uncovered his feet and lay down.
3:8 In the middle of the night something startled the man, and he turned and discovered a woman lying at his feet.
3:9 “Who are you?” he asked. “I am your servant Ruth,” she said. “Spread the corner of your garment over me, since you are a kinsman-redeemer.”
3:10 “The LORD bless you, my daughter,” he replied. “This kindness is greater than that which you showed earlier: You have not run after the younger men, whether rich or poor.
3:11 And now, my daughter, don’t be afraid. I will do for you all you ask. All my fellow townsmen know that you are a woman of noble character.
3:12 Although it is true that I am near of kin, there is a kinsman-redeemer nearer than I.
3:13 Stay here for the night, and in the morning if he wants to redeem, good; let him redeem. But if he is not willing, as surely as the LORD lives I will do it. Lie here until morning.”
5:11 We have much to say about this, but it is hard to explain because you are slow to learn.
5:12 In fact, though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you the elementary truths of God’s word all over again. You need milk, not solid food!
5:13 Anyone who lives on milk, being still an infant, is not acquainted with the teaching about righteousness.
5:14 But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil.