“And Ruth the Moabitess said unto Naomi, Let me now go to the field, and glean ears of corn after him in whose sight I shall find grace. And she said unto her, Go, my daughter.”
She encouraged her daughter-in-law to go out into the field.
She knew of Ruth’s need of a kinsman redeemer.
“And Naomi had a kinsman of her husband's, a mighty man of wealth, of the family of Elimelech; and his name was Boaz.”
She must have told Ruth about this man, for she asked Naomi’s permission to go before seeking after him.
Ruth went out, and came back with more enough for them.
“And her mother in law said unto her, Where hast thou gleaned to day? and where wroughtest thou? blessed be he that did take knowledge of thee. And she shewed her mother in law with whom she had wrought, and said, The man's name with whom I wrought to day is Boaz.”
She encouraged Ruth to continue to go out and glean in his field.
“And Naomi said unto Ruth her daughter in law, It is good, my daughter, that thou go out with his maidens, that they meet thee not in any other field. So she kept fast by the maidens of Boaz to glean unto the end of barley harvest and of wheat harvest; and dwelt with her mother in law.”
Naomi also serves as an example of how we can be used to encourage others to go out into the field.
Jeremiah 27-28 | John 20 | Psalm 34
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