Ruth 1: "Where You Will Go, I Will Go"

Old Testament Seminary Student Study Guide, (2002), 88–89


What is the most important thing that you ever gave up because of your commitment to the true gospel? As you read Ruth 1, think about what Ruth gave up.

Understanding the Scriptures

Ruth 1

Sojourn (v. 1)Live 
Left (v. 3)Alone, widowed 
Left of her two sons (v. 5)Lost two sons to death 
Visited (v. 6)Blessed 
Turn again (v. 11)Go back 
Tarry (v. 13)Wait 
Clave unto (v. 14)Stayed with 
Intreat (v. 16)Ask 
Whither (v. 16)Wherever 
Lodge, lodgest (v. 16)Live 
Stedfastly minded (v. 18)Very determined 
Moved about them (v. 19)Talked among themselves 
Afflicted (v. 21)Caused to suffer 

Studying the Scriptures

Do activity A as you study Ruth 1.

Activity A iconMeeting Challenges

  1. 1.

    List at least three trials faced by people in Ruth 1.

  2. 2.

    Choose one trial that is like one you have faced and briefly describe it.

  3. 3.

    What can you learn about facing your challenges from the examples in this chapter?