With very little means of support, Ruth gleans grain in the fields and by God’s hand comes to the fields of Boaz. Aware of Ruth’s kindness to Naomi, he pours out support and blessings on Ruth, energizing Naomi.
The story of Ruth begins under the shadow of famine, which pressed this family to seek bread outside of the Promised Land. This famine was only the beginning of their sorrows, but God had not abandoned them.
The wickedness of a single tribe had caused severe damage to the entire nation of tribes. Judgment was clouded and corrective actions were violent and lopsided. Rash vows, violent solutions and great folly ruled.
In response to the grotesque method used in the call to action against a perverted army of human monsters, all Israel, except one town, rallied together to execute justice in a bloody war to win a hard victory.
A story so disgusting that it is painful to read. The behavior of the men in this chapter is inexcusable, their depravity leads to many pointless deaths. The casting away of God’s moral laws comes straight from hell.