Reading through the book of Ruth

Each week until the second week of November we will be taking a deeper look at the Old Testament book of Ruth.  One way to get more out of our collective study is to read through this short (4 chapter book) each week.

As you read the book of Ruth, praise God for

strength He provides during difficult and faithless times (1:1)
relief He grants to those who are hungry and thirsty (1:6)
faithful love of family and friends (1:16)
work that provides food and other necessities (2:7)
people who generously help us when we are in need (2:8-9)
special people to whom we grow very close (3:6-13)
children, who bring joy into our life (4:13)
a heritage of faithful believers (4:18-22)