After the turbulent scenes provided to us in Judges, the book of Ruth provides a picture of domestic life in a a period of anarchy and trouble.
A thousand years after Abraham’s calling by God to found the Hebrew Nation, in Ruth, we have the beginning of the Messianic family. Ruth was the great grandmother of David, and from this point on in the Old Testament scriptures, the interest centers mainly around the family of David.
Ruth is the story of a woman who lives during a very evil period in Israel’s history but does not succumb to its moral decay. Ruth’s message is one of righteousness, integrity, and faithfulness.
Her story covers covers approximately 11-12 years. She and Esther are the only women who have books of the Bible named after them.