One rule stood in the way: Ruth had one nearer male relative who had first rights to buy the land that belonged to her as part of the family of Elimelech, Naomi’s husband. Ruth was probably a housewife as most were at the time and the death of her husband forced her to go out in the fields and glean for a living. 4728 Neta Lane, Wichita Falls, TX 76302 (940) 766-0107 Services. -vs. 11. He promised to act on her request. RUTH, A WOMAN OF NOBLE CHARACTER (57 downloads) Ruth 3:1-18 Key Verse 3:11 “And now, my daughter, don’t be afraid. 2. Place in history: Ruth is known as one of the most godly women in the Bible. Boaz Acts Honorably. Sunday AM 10  A wife of noble character who can find? Women are heroes in the Bible. The subject of a twenty-two-line poem found in the last chapter of the book of Proverbs, the “wife of noble character”—or, more properly translated, eshet chayil - “woman of valor”— is meant to be a tangible expression of the book’s celebrated virtue of wisdom. Proverbs 31:10-31 speaks on the enormous worth to God of being a person with good character; someone who is resourceful, works hard, helps the poor, is dignified, wise, honest and moral. In chapter 1, Ruth attaches herself to Naomi, in spite of the fact that her mother-in-law strongly urges her to return home to her parents, her homeland, and her pagan god(s): -vs. 12 I will do for you all you ask. RTH 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?'" 13 She selects wool and flax and works with eager hands. 11 Her husband has full confidence in her and lacks nothing of value. (She is worth far more than rubies. c) Emotionally - Naomi secured "a home" for Ruth. Faithfulness "Her husband can trust her, and she will greatly enrich his life." Reverence "She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life." (14 She is like the merchant ships, bringing her food from afar. All my fellow townsmen know that you are a woman of noble character” (Ruth 3:10 – 11). 3. 9 of The Story - Ruth. Here was Boaz, a man of standing, and Ruth, a woman of noble character… a man of God and a woman of God, speaking and acting with integrity, kindness, respect, purpose and sincerity. What did Naomi tell Ruth to do and why did this task require courage and faith from Ruth? Main Theme: The book of Ruth is a great example of how human responsibility toward faithful obedience … (12 She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life. God honored her decision to leave her own country and she is one of the most prominent women in David’s and Jesus’ genealogy. Sermon on Ch. Ruth is surely a woman of noble character, as we shall see. Esther and Ruth. -vs. 10. "A wife of noble character who can find? All the people of my town know that you are a woman of noble character.” 1. Did you know that there are only two books of the Bible named after women? This is a beautiful scene. (1-6) 2. All my fellow townsmen know that you are a woman of noble character.'" Boaz being a man of standing, he acknowledged that there was a kinsman-redeemer nearer than he. Ruth was also a woman of noble character who chose the hard option of staying with and providing for her mother-in-law. She is worth far more than rubies."