“Lesson 20: ‘All the City … Doth Know That Thou Art a Virtuous Woman’” Old Testament: Gospel Doctrine Teacher’s Manual (2001), 92–95
“Lesson 20,” Old Testament: Gospel Doctrine Teacher’s Manual, 92–95
“All the City … Doth Know That Thou Art a Virtuous Woman”
Ruth; 1 Samuel 1
To encourage class members to emulate the righteous qualities of Ruth, Naomi, and Hannah.
Prayerfully study the following scriptures:
Ruth 1–2. After her husband dies, Ruth leaves her home to go to Bethlehem with her mother-in-law, Naomi. In Bethlehem, Ruth works in the fields of Boaz, who treats her kindly.
Ruth 3–4. Ruth lies at the feet of Boaz, and he promises to marry her. They marry and have a child. Their descendants include King David and Jesus Christ.
1 Samuel 1; 2:1–2, 20–21. Hannah is blessed with a son, whom she lends to the Lord as she promised. She is later blessed with more children.
If you use the attention activity, bring a piece of paper and a pen or pencil for each class member.
If Old Testament Video Presentations (53224) is available, you may want to show “Hannah’s Faith,” a three-minute segment, as part of the lesson.
Suggested Lesson Development
Additional Teaching Ideas
The following material supplements the suggested lesson outline. You may want to use one or more of these ideas as part of the lesson.