Refuge in Bethlehem (Ruth 2:1-23)

Refuge in Bethlehem (Ruth 2:1-23)

Main idea: The faith that finds favor in God’s eyes is the faith that takes refuge under God’s wings.


  1. The structure of Ruth 2
    • Scene #1 (Ruth 2:1-3)
    • Scene #2 (Ruth 2:4-18a)
    • Scene #3 (Ruth 2:18b-23)
  2. The story of Ruth 2
  3. Two concluding points of practical consideration
    • The faith that has taken refuge under God’s wings is a faith freed up to serve God’s people
    • The wings of God and the favor of God find their ultimate fulfillment in the Son of God

Secondary sources cited:

  • Christopher Ash, Teaching Ruth and Esther, FTM (Fearn, Ross-shire: Christian Focus, 2018).
  • Peter H. W. Lau, The Book of Ruth, NICOT (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2023).

Order of Service (Feb 4, 2024)