Last week we paused in our series through Ruth to ask: what does this story tell us about God? We saw firstly that it illustrated God’s extravagant kindness to his people – and urged us to show that to others (like Boaz did).
The second thing I noticed story is the way in which both Ruth and Boaz behaved honourably; with integrity. In chapter 2 Boaz is introduced by the narrator as ‘a man of standing’ – a noble man. And in chapter 3, Boaz responds to Ruth’s actions by saying something similar about her: