Study Guide

The Book of Ruth Humility

Humility

Just about everyone in our story loves eating humble pie. But, don't confuse humility with being passive or weak. Throughout most of the Book of Ruth, the characters' humble words help them achieve their goals. Most importantly, Ruth's gracious praise of Boaz's kindness helps him to fall more in love with her. Apparently, a humble woman is a good wife.

Questions About Humility

  1. How would the story be different if Ruth had been proud instead of humble? Could she have still gotten what she wanted?
  2. Is the humility in this story mostly genuine or mostly an act? How can you tell?
  3. Ruth obeys others, but she's not a doormat, either. How does she walk this line to achieve her goals?

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