But Ruth replied, “Don’t urge me to leave you or to turn back from you. Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God. Ruth 1:16
At first glance the book of Ruth seems like just a Love Story but end results turned out to be greater blessings, not only for Ruth and Boaz, but for the entire world. There grandson would be King David, who also is the bloodline of Jesus Christ.
Ruth was the daughter in law to Naomi, they all lost their husbands due to a great famine. Naomi decides to head back to her hometown of Bethlehem and Ruth decided to follow her. Ruth was not a blood relative of Naomi, but was loyal to her as her daughter in law
At this, she bowed down with her face to the ground. She asked him, “Why have I found such favor in your eyes that you notice me–a foreigner?” Ruth 2:10
Boaz, a rich and respected man of Bethlehem showed great favor to Ruth. This was unexpected because Ruth was a Moabite and not a Jew. Typically, foreigners were not associated with. He made sure Ruth and Naomi were taken care of and showed great compassion
And now, my daughter, fear not; I will do to you all that you require: for all the city of my people does know that you are a virtuous woman. Ruth 3:11
Over time Boaz and Ruth became closer, and Boaz declared to all of Bethlehem that Ruth was a virtuous woman, which we know is the highest honor. This was a big deal, remember because Ruth is a Moabite and not a Jew. It was clear Boaz loved Ruth and she loved him also
Then the elders and all the people at the gate said, “We are witnesses. May the LORD make the woman who is coming into your home like Rachel and Leah, who together built up the family of Israel. May you have standing in Ephrathah and be famous in Bethlehem. Ruth 4:11
Boaz went to the elders of Israel to make his marriage official, the elders accepted and gave him this blessing. Little did they know this blessing would come true as they had a son named Obed, who would have a son named Jesse, who would have a son David, who became the King of Israel.
God works in mysterious ways and through Love he saved the entire world thru his Son Jesus Christ who is from the bloodline of Dave Amen