The Book of Ruth:
When It’s Time to Walk Away


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Start Thinking.

1. Which part of the message this week was most impactful for you and why? Is there anything you want to learn more about?

2. What does it look like to trust God? What makes it easier or more difficult to trust Him?

3. Read Judges 21:25. What are some dangers that come with doing what’s “right in [our] own eyes”? How can you practice looking to God for wisdom?


Start Sharing.

1. When times get tough, it can be tempting to question God and take control of our situations. Share about a time when you were tempted to control your situation without God. What was the outcome, and what did you learn?

2. Is there an area of your life that you need to surrender to God? Talk about this with your Small Group.


Start Praying.

Father, thank You for showing Your goodness and faithfulness in the story of Ruth. We believe You’re good and faithful in our lives, too. Please show us if we need to change the trajectory of some aspect of our lives, and help us move in that direction. Help us to
trust and obey Your will. In Jesus’ name, amen.


Start Doing.

What one decision or action do you need to take to change the trajectory of your life and legacy? Find one way to take a step in the right direction this week.

Key Scriptures

In the days when the judges ruled, there was a famine in the land. So a man from Bethlehem in Judah, together with his wife and two sons, went to live for a while in the country of Moab. The man’s
name was Elimelek, his wife’s name was Naomi, and the names of his two sons were Mahlon and Kilion. They were Ephrathites from Bethlehem, Judah. And they went to Moab and lived there.
Ruth 1:1-2 NIV

In those days Israel had no king; all the people did whatever seemed
right in their own eyes.
Judges 21:25 NLT

“Moab is my washbasin …”
Psalm 60:8 NIV

Now Elimelek, Naomi’s husband, died, and she was left with her two sons. They married Moabite women, one named Orpah and the other Ruth. After they had lived there about ten years, both Mahlon
and Kilion also died, and Naomi was left without her two sons and her
husband. Ruth 1:3-5 NIV Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers...
2 Corinthians 6:14 ESV

But Ruth replied, “Don’t urge me to leave you or to turn back from you.
Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God.”
Ruth 1:16 NIV