11 And now, my daughter, don’t be afraid. I will do for you all you ask. All the people of my town know that you are a woman of noble character. Ruth 3:11
The story of Ruth and Boaz is pretty cool. It starts out very tragic. Ruth and her sister lose both of their husbands and end up taking care of their mother-in-law Naomi. Out of the two sisters, Ruth was determined to stay with Naomi. She gave honor to Naomi by doing this. Ruth was a great servant as well and got notice by Boaz who said she was a woman of noble character. The tragedy that had befallen Ruth was just the type of thing for God to come in and turn the bad to good. Not only that, but Ruth became a woman of noble character because of the tragic change in her life. She could have sat down and wallowed in self-pity, but she didn’t. She rose above her circumstances and did not think of herself, but of Naomi. She made a lot of godly choices in her life and was rewarded with favor in her life. We should take this story as an example for us not to wallow, but move on into a better life that God has planned for us. Yes it’s going to be sad, there is going to be pain. You can’t just turn those off, but it’s always good to look to the future and see what dreams God has for your life. You never know, you may be the parent of the parent of King David.