- Boaz answered her, “I have had a complete account of what you have done for your mother-in-law after your husband’s death; you have left your father and your mother and the land of your birth, and have come to a people whom you did not know previously. (Ruth 2: 11-12)
Read and ponder:
- Ruth 2:11-12, 20
When Boaz finally meets Ruth, he knows all about her, especially how she has cared for her mother-in-law. Boaz is attracted to Ruth’s devotion to Naomi and her commitment to God. He blesses her and agrees to take care of her. When Naomi realizes whom Ruth is working for she see the opportunity to make a better life for her daughter in law.
Question to Ponder:
- Would God or someone else be able to see my self-sacrificing nature or would they see someone who only thought of himself or herself?
Lord Jesus, Make me more like Ruth, willing to listen and heed my elders and extend a helping hand to those in need. Let me see past my own selfish needs to consider others. Amen.
All for the Glory of God,
Excerpted from Women of the Bible: A Study by Christina Weigand