Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Ruth, Day 2 Readings

A Rich Man Named Boaz  

Today's reading introduces us to the man who takes an interest in Ruth, a wealthy relative of Naomi named Boaz.  Following a law that allowed the destitute to get food by picking through the fields after the pickers had harvested, Ruth was gleaning in Boaz' fields.  But Boaz allowed Ruth to pick alongside his field workers -- even providing her food and water -- and instructed his workers to leave entire sheaths of grain for her to glean.

Read Ruth 2:1-23  (NIV)   (NRSV)   (CEB)
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Reading the Bible in Its Entirety

If you are planning to read the Bible in its entirety, you should read Ruth 2 today.