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“All the City. . . Doth Know That Thou Art a Virtuous Woman”. Ruth 1-4; 1 Samuel 1. If your character were to be described in just a few words, what would you want those words to be? What is one thing you can do this week to come closer to matching that description? . Examples to Watch

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All the city doth know that thou art a virtuous woman

“All the City. . . Doth Know That Thou Art a Virtuous Woman”

Ruth 1-4; 1 Samuel 1


All the city doth know that thou art a virtuous woman

If your character were to be described in just a few words, what would you want those words to be?

What is one thing you can do this week to come closer to matching that description?


All the city doth know that thou art a virtuous woman

Examples to Watch

-- what Brother Dyer said in Sunday School.


All the city doth know that thou art a virtuous woman

Canaan

in

Old Testament

Times


Naomi and ruth

Naomi and Ruth

Why did Naomi and her family go to Moab to live? Ruth 1:1

Naomi’s husband dies.

Her sons marry women of Moab -- Ruth and Orpah.

Ten more years pass.

Why did Naomi decide to return to Bethlehem after the deaths of her husbands and sons?


Naomi and ruth and orpah

Naomi and Ruth (and Orpah)

What did Naomi tell her daughters-in-law?

Ruth 1:8-9

How does Orpah respond?

How does Ruth respond?


Naomi and ruth1

Naomi and Ruth

Intreat me not to leave thee, or to return form following after thee: for whither thou goest, I will go: and and where thou lodgest, I will lodge:


Naomi and ruth2

Naomi and Ruth

Thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God.


Naomi and ruth3

Naomi and Ruth

Naomi:

unselfish, faithful, a good example, wise


Naomi and ruth4

Naomi and Ruth

Ruth:

Loving, loyal, willing to sacrifice for family and for the gospel, humble,

converted


All the city doth know that thou art a virtuous woman

Ruth

A hard worker,

Willing to sacrifice

Gleaning

Sharing her food


Levirate marriage

Levirate Marriage

Husband dies

Brother’s responsibility

first son carried on the name of the dead brother

inheritance

If no brother, other close male relatives


Ruth proposes marriage

Ruth Proposes Marriage

Takes council from Naomi.

Under the law -- widow’s initiative

Goes to the threshing floor

She lies at Boaz’s feet.

“spread therefore thy skirt over thine handmaid” (See Ezekiel 16:8)

Boaz’s reply: Ruth 3:10-11


All the city doth know that thou art a virtuous woman

Boaz

Boaz respected

Proverbs 31:23 “respected at the city gate”

Wise in business dealings

(removal of sandals in business exchanges)

Boaz as a kinsman-redeemer -- to redeem the lands and property. (rescuer)

Boaz had the right of redemption.


All the city doth know that thou art a virtuous woman

President Thomas S. Monson called Ruth

a heroine,

an example of fidelity and loyalty.


All the city doth know that thou art a virtuous woman

Ruth

Ruth confidently met hardships not uncommon in our time—the death of a loved one, loneliness in a new place, and the need to work hard for her bread.


All the city doth know that thou art a virtuous woman

Ruth

Her small efforts, linked significantly to a later great event, tell me that each of us can take seriously the importance of our daily lives and decisions as we choose to follow God.Aileen H. Clyde, Confidence through Conversion, Ensign, Nov 1992, 88


Hannah

Hannah

1 Samuel 1

Wife of Elkanah

Childless

Traveled to the temple each year


Hannah1

Hannah

1 Samuel 1

Faithful

Righteous

Patient

Willing to Sacrifice


Hannah2

Hannah

Judging -- Brother Bradford’s talk


Hannah and eli

Hannah and Eli

President Hugh

B. Brown said,

“If I make errors [in judging people,]

I want them to be on the side of mercy. . .”

(in Eugene E. Campbell and Richard D. Poll, Hugh B. Brown: His Life and Thought [1975], 225).


Prayer

Prayer

1 Samuel 1:15

How can we make our personal prayers more sincere and meaningful?


All the city doth know that thou art a virtuous woman

Elder John A. Widtsoe said: “I believe that the busy person who has his worries and troubles, can solve his problems better and more quickly in the house of the Lord than anywhere else.


All the city doth know that thou art a virtuous woman

If he will [do] the temple work for himself and for his dead, he will confer a mighty blessing upon those who have gone before, and a blessing will come to him,


All the city doth know that thou art a virtuous woman

for at the most unexpected moments, in or out of the temple will come to him, as a revelation, the solution of the problems that vex his life. That is the gift that comes to those who enter the temple properly. . .”


Hannah s example

Hannah’s Example

Giving Willingly

What are we asked to give to the Lord?

Gratitude

Making Offerings and Singing Praises

1 Samuel 1:24-25, 28: 2:1-2


All the city doth know that thou art a virtuous woman

When does the world say we should receive the things we want?

What does the Lord say?


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