Ruth was a young Moabite woman, married to an Israelite man who had come to Moab with his parents and brother because of a famine in Israel. When all three men of the family died, Ruth refused to leave her mother-in-law Naomi to return to her parent’s house and find a new husband to support her.
“Don’t urge me to leave you or to turn back from you. Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God.” (Ruth 1:16)
Ruth showed herself to be loyal to Naomi and trusting of God. She was humble and kind, but also bold and strong in the way she provided for herself and Naomi, and approached Boaz for marriage. Boaz praised her for following God’s law and for her kindness and loyalty. He said that everyone in their town found her to be a woman of noble character. This was an example of the most perfect love, the love without getting anything in return. Naomi was the one who was most influential in this family lineage.
Today, Ruth has returned in this day and age to give victory to this blessed Call.