Ruth is amongst the shortest books in the bible. It displays an important lesson. It shows how God uses people in amazing ways. The story opens in Moab, a pagan country east of Judah and the Dead Sea. Naomi and her husband Elimelek fled there during a famine. After Elimelek and Naomi’s two sons died, she decided to return to Israel. Faithfulness is one of the key themes of this book. We see Ruth’s faithfulness to Naomi, Boaz’s faithfulness to Ruth, and everyone’s faithfulness to God. God, in return, rewards them with great blessings.
These characters’ faithfulness led to kindness toward each other. Kindness is an outpouring of love. Everyone in this book showed the type of selfless love toward others that God expects from his followers. She can be found. The Book of Ruth depicts her journey. Ruth and her husband Boaz had a child they named Obed, who became the grandfather of David. From David’s line came Jesus of Nazareth, Savior of the world.