Read: Ruth 1-4
Marked: Ruth 2:1, There was a relative of Naomi’s husband, a man of great wealth, of the family of Elimelech. His name was Boaz.
During a famine in Israel, the family of Elimelech went to Moab. There he died and shortly after his two sons died leaving their wives widows.
Naomi, the widow of Elimelech, decided to return to Israel and encouraged her daughter’s-in-law to return to their own families. However, one of them, Ruth, chose to stay with Naomi and return with her to Israel.
Welcomed into the family Ruth immediately sets out to care and support Naomi and herself by gleaning in the fields of grain of a near relative named Boaz. Boaz takes note of Ruth and inquires about her, V11, and learns of her kindness to Naomi.
Boaz, who is a man of great wealth, helps Ruth. That he cares about Ruth and Naomi speaks to his character. He is a good example of a man of God through the witness he shows Ruth.
How we treat others, especially new believers, as members of God’s family is important in their acceptance, faith, and trust in the Lord.
Am I an encourager like Boaz? Do I speak words of comfort and teach others to trust in the Lord?