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Sacrifice is necessary
Boaz goes up to the gate of the city and sits down to wait on his relative to come by (v. 1). This was a meeting place for both the townspeople and outsiders who came by on their way to the market or to do business. The gate in those days was also a place to do legal business …

Boaz marries Ruth
The shoe symbolized motion and wandering. To make a sale legal in those days, one person would take off a sandal and give it to the other (v.7). So after the man had agreed to let Boaz buy the property, he took off one of his sandals and handed it to Boaz (v. 8). The shoe a …

Grandfather of David is born to Ruth
Ruth and Boaz were married and lived happily there in Bethlehem. Naomi was happy too, for Ruth and Boaz were good to her. In their home was born a baby boy who was named Obed (v. 13). And the women said to Naomi, Blessed be the Lord, Who has not left you this day without a cl …


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