Ruth 1 – 4
Lesson 12: Faithful to a Faithful God
“It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness. The Lord is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him” (Lamentations 3:22-24).
The book of Ruth relates the story of a jewel that God found in Moab and presented to a godly Israelite in Bethlehem-Judah. The jewel was Ruth, who ultimately became an ancestress of our Lord Jesus Christ. Ruth’s faithfulness to God during extreme circumstances shines brightly against the dark times in which she lived. 
Questions for LifeGroup Leaders:
Note(s) to LifeGroup Leaders:
- Please read most of the commentary to your LifeGroup. You may summarize it if necessary, but there is nothing wrong with reading it. If you are a husband and wife team leading, perhaps take turns reading to the group. There is valuable review of the Scripture passages and application for effective discussion. Use your LifeGroup members to read Scripture.
- The “Making It Personal” section is not designed for group discussion. These are questions that you might use to conclude before prayer. They are questions that prompt personal conviction and application. Please use them at your discretion to help your group.
 Glimmers of Hope in Dark Times: Judges and Ruth. (Schaumburg, IL: Regular Baptist Press, 2005), 65.