We find some great practical truths in this passage that we call dating lessons from Ruth and Boaz.
You would be wise to observe these if you aren’t married and to teach these to your children if you are.
May the LORD deal with me, be it ever so severely, if even death separates you and me."Boaz replied, "I've been told all about what you have done for your mother-in-law since the death of your husband--how you left your father and mother and your homeland and came to live with a people you did not know before. May you be richly rewarded by the LORD, the God of Israel, under whose wings you have come to take refuge."Then Boaz announced to the elders and all the people, "Today you are witnesses that I have bought from Naomi all the property of Elimelek, Kilion and Mahlon.
I have also acquired Ruth the Moabite, Mahlon's widow, as my wife, in order to maintain the name of the dead with his property, so that his name will not disappear from among his family or from his hometown. " (NIV)• Ruth returns to Judah from Moab with her mother-in-law, Naomi - Ruth 1:1-22.• Ruth gleans grain in the field of Boaz.
From David's line came Jesus of Nazareth, Savior of the world.
Finally, redemption is an underlying theme in the book of Ruth.
It also refers to a "former time" in Israel, indicating it was written years after the actual events occurred.It is wise to get used to being in submission to your spiritual head.Noah was pretty much the only person of his time trying to obey the rules of God (besides his family).She left the decision of marriage to him – v.18 – 1 Cor 11:3 – of course, in this history, Boaz had to notify the nearer of kin of his rights and duties and then he could marry Ruth.Nevertheless, she had to wait for him to make the decision.The rest of the book takes place in Bethlehem, the future birthplace of the Messiah, Jesus Christ.