I. Naomi lived in a painful time (v.1a)
II. Naomi endured painful discipline (v.1b)
III. Naomi was part of a painful decision of faithlessness (v.2)
IV. Naomi suffered a painful separation (v.3)
V. Naomi experienced two painful marriages (v.4) Ruth 1:
VI. Naomi endured multiple painful losses (v.5)
DISCUSSION Read verses 1-5.
1.Why did Elimelech take his family to sojourn in Moab?
2.Was this a wise decision or one of faithlessness?
3.What did Elimelech’s sons do according to verse 4 and were these righteous actions?
4.What happened to Elimelech and his sons according to verses 3 and 5?