When we left off, Naomi and Ruth were alone in Bethlehem.  Naomi had a new burden placed on her and she was letting everyone know about her bitterness.  As chapter 2 starts off, Ruth puts her promise into action.  She goes out to the fields in order to provide for Naomi.  Erika explains how her “happening happened” to find her working in Boaz’s field.  Does Ruth know what God told the Israelites in Deuteronomy 24:19-22?  How does that help the poor in that society?

In today’s episode Erika and Veronica discuss Boaz’s potential age and Ruth’s potential royal background.  We also see who shows chesed in this chapter.  We end the chapter with Naomi having a slight spark of hope again.

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