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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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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 what would you want those words to be?

-- what Brother Dyer said in Sunday School.


Canaan what would you want those words to be?

in

Old Testament

Times


Naomi and ruth
Naomi and Ruth what would you want those words to be?

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 would you want those words to be?

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 what would you want those words to be?

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 what would you want those words to be?

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


Naomi and ruth3
Naomi and Ruth what would you want those words to be?

Naomi:

unselfish, faithful, a good example, wise


Naomi and ruth4
Naomi and Ruth what would you want those words to be?

Ruth:

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

converted


Ruth what would you want those words to be?

A hard worker,

Willing to sacrifice

Gleaning

Sharing her food


Levirate marriage
Levirate Marriage what would you want those words to be?

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 what would you want those words to be?

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


Boaz what would you want those words to be?

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.


President Thomas S. Monson called Ruth what would you want those words to be?

a heroine,

an example of fidelity and loyalty.


Ruth what would you want those words to be?

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.


Ruth what would you want those words to be?

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 what would you want those words to be?

1 Samuel 1

Wife of Elkanah

Childless

Traveled to the temple each year


Hannah1
Hannah what would you want those words to be?

1 Samuel 1

Faithful

Righteous

Patient

Willing to Sacrifice


Hannah2
Hannah what would you want those words to be?

Judging -- Brother Bradford’s talk


Hannah and eli
Hannah and Eli what would you want those words to be?

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 what would you want those words to be?

1 Samuel 1:15

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


Elder John A. Widtsoe said: “ what would you want those words to be? 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.


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,


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 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

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



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