In reading through this story of Ruth, we see kindness, gentleness, and love shown by Boaz.
We see care and concern for others, as well as provision of needs of others.
There is also a demonstration of selflessness and love shown by Ruth to Naomi.
Even though Ruth was hurting severely due to the death of her husband, she stayed with Naomi to help, strengthen and comfort her.
Boaz was wealthy, but he showed compassion and favour to Ruth, telling her to come back to his fields to glean among the sheaves and she would be protected. Boaz also told his men not to embarrass Ruth if she gathered from the wrong areas, and also to leave some good stalks for her to find.
These are all demonstrations of God’s love for us. God will comfort us and never leave us.
God protects us and provides for us.
God gave His Son so we could be redeemed and have a relationship with Him.
As Ruth put Naomi before herself and her grief, we need to endeavor to consider and help others before we think of ourselves.
As Boaz gave of what was his, and told his workers not to bother or embarrass Ruth, and to leave some good sheaves out for her, we are to give of ourselves and what we have to others.
All we have has been given by God, and is to be used to testify of Him and His goodness and Salvation, and to give Him glory.