Archive for September, 2012
Boaz understands that if he marries Ruth, the inheritance of her dead husband’s land affects their relationship and any children they might have. This post looks at cultural practices, instituted by God, that affects their future together.
Did Boaz have an inkling ahead of time?
We don’t know, but we do know his response. Yes, he’s interested. However, he cannot ignore details, and he must attend to them.
So Ruth learns about another aspect of faith. Sometimes we step out, only to discover we must wait for God’s answer.
Ruth followed Naomi’s advice when she approached Boaz on the threshing floor. She let him know she was interested, and she reminded him of his position as kinsman-redeemer. A romantic incident couched in teh culture of the time.