Sewing and Reaping – Ruth 2:11-23

Sewing and Reaping – Ruth 2:11-23

Sunday Service – 11/12/2017

Pastor Bryan Parish

“Sewing and Reaping”






  1. Sewing and Integrity 2.11-12
    1. The Type of Sewing (2.11)
    2. The Type of Reaping (2.13)
  2. Reaping and Attitude 2.13
    1. The Attitude of Appreciation (2.13a)
    2. The Attitude of Humility (2.13b)
  3. Reaping and the Law of Love 2.14-16
    1. Love Blesses Beyond the Law (2.14)
    2. Love Blesses Beyond the Good (2.15)
    3. Love Blesses Purposely (2.16)
  4. Sewing and Reaping Principles 2.17-18
    1. Principle #1 (2.17a and Gal 6.7)
    2. Principle #2 (2.17b and Gal 6.8)
    3. Principles #3 (2.18a and Gal 6.9)
    4. Principle #4 (2.18b and Gal 6.10)
  5. Reaping and Grace 2.19-20
    1. The Curiosity of Grace (2.19)
    2. The Healing of Grace (2.20)
  6. Sewing and Reaping and Patience 2.21-23
    1. Patience and Routine (2.21-22)
    2. Patience and Waiting (2.23)



Ruth 2:11   And Boaz answered and said to her, “It has been fully reported to me, all that you have done for your mother-in-law since the death of your husband, and how you have left your father and your mother and the land of your birth, and have come to a people whom you did not know before. 12 The LORD repay your work, and a full reward be given you by the LORD God of Israel, under whose wings you have come for refuge.”


Ruth 2:13   Then she said, “Let me find favor in your sight, my lord; for you have comforted me, and have spoken kindly to your maidservant, though I am not like one of your maidservants.”


Ruth 2:14   Now Boaz said to her at mealtime, “Come here, and eat of the bread, and dip your piece of bread in the vinegar.” So she sat beside the reapers, and he passed parched grain to her; and she ate and was satisfied, and kept some back. 15 And when she rose up to glean, Boaz commanded his young men, saying, “Let her glean even among the sheaves, and do not reproach her. 16 Also let grain from the bundles fall purposely for her; leave it that she may glean, and do not rebuke her.”


Ruth 2:17   So she gleaned in the field until evening, and beat out what she had gleaned, and it was about an ephah of barley. 18 Then she took it up and went into the city, and her mother-in-law saw what she had gleaned. So she brought out and gave to her what she had kept back after she had been satisfied.


Ruth 2:19   And her mother-in-law said to her, “Where have you gleaned today? And where did you work? Blessed be the one who took notice of you.”


So she told her mother-in-law with whom she had worked, and said, “The man’s name with whom I worked today is Boaz.”


Ruth 2:20   Then Naomi said to her daughter-in-law, “Blessed be he of the LORD, who has not forsaken His kindness to the living and the dead!” And Naomi said to her, “This man is a relation of ours, one of our close relatives.”


Ruth 2:21   Ruth the Moabitess said, “He also said to me, ‘You shall stay close by my young men until they have finished all my harvest.’ ”


Ruth 2:22   And Naomi said to Ruth her daughter-in-law, “It is good, my daughter, that you go out with his young women, and that people do not meet you in any other field.” 23 So she stayed close by the young women of Boaz, to glean until the end of barley harvest and wheat harvest; and she dwelt with her mother-in-law.


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