In one sense, the story of Ruth begins and ends with Naomi, who represents an older believer. However, the story of Ruth is centered on–no surprise here–Ruth, who begins as a foreigner to Israel and ends married to Boaz. We are all Ruths–being brought into a deeper relationship with Christ. We should also appreciate our Naomis, and we should desire to be a Naomi to younger believers around us.
Just as Boaz cared for Ruth, so does Christ care for our ultimate profit.
Following the advice of an older believer, the young Ruth prepares herself for pursuing Christ.
Boaz brought strength and care to Ruth and Naomi. In the church life we find strength and care in Christ.
From a good situation to a devastating reality, God uses the situations to draw this family back from the world.