Read: Ruth 3
Ruth and Boaz are everyday people highlighted for their faith and obedience. Ruth was a woman of faith, no doubt. She had a genuine conversion on the road to Bethlehem and continued her journey to the new land. She believed that God would provide for her and Naomi as she went out to glean. She believed and trusted in the midst of difficulty.
If there’s one thing we can be sure of it’s that no matter how difficult our season may be, we must believe and trust God to provide. As difficult as some times may be, we have to allow our faith to be stretched to the place of trusting God, or our faith will never grow and see the fullness of what God wants to do in our lives.
Ruth is a virtuous woman, and so is the man whose feet she lays at. Boaz and Ruth are a great match in that way. Two people of great virtue brought together through God’s providence and goodness. I believe there is a lot to be said through this story.
As Ruth walked in kindness, faith and humility, she was commended by the man that she loved. Boaz noticed her excellence and virtue and honored her for it by answering his own prayer in chapter 2 for her. But more than that, God noticed her excellence and virtue.
I have heard the saying, “character is who you are when no one is watching.” Ruth certainly had no idea that her life would be highlighted to such an extent, but millions look to her as an example. Imagine what God wants to do through His people that have great character. It’s in the moments when we think no one is watching or there is no reward for our actions that character is noticed by God.
May you and I be people who can be called men and women of virtue like Ruth and Boaz. Operate in faith when hope is near gone. Respond in humility to the opportunities presented to you. Extend loving kindness to all those around. You may never know who your life is touching.