THE PAINS OF NAOMI AND THE PROVIDENCE OF GOD: Ruth 1:1-5


OUTLINE

I. Naomi lived in a painful time (v.1a)

II. Naomi endured painful discipline (v.1b)

III. Naomi was part of a painful decision of faithlessness (v.2)

IV. Naomi suffered a painful separation (v.3)

V. Naomi experienced two painful marriages (v.4) Ruth 1:

VI. Naomi endured multiple painful losses (v.5)

DISCUSSION Read verses 1-5.

1.Why did Elimelech take his family to sojourn in Moab?

2.Was this a wise decision or one of faithlessness?

3.What did Elimelech’s sons do according to verse 4 and were these righteous actions?

4.What happened to Elimelech and his sons according to verses 3 and 5?

Ekklesia Muskogee is a reformed baptist church that gathers for worship in Muskogee, Oklahoma. We are a cooperating member of The Southern Baptist Convention. We confess the 1689 second london baptist confession of faith. We affirm the five solas of the reformationas well as the doctrines of grace (otherwise known as the five points of calvinism), and each of our pastors would not be ashamed to be called a calvinist. We are a church led by elders, of which there is a plurality (also called pastors and overseers in the Scriptures). Our mission is to make disciples, love cities, and plant churches.