“So Ruth left and entered the field to gather grain behind the harvesters. She happened to be in the portion of land belonging to Boaz, who was from Elimelech’s family.” Ruth 2:3
Why was the family of Boaz so significant? In those days when a woman’s husband died, the next of kin would become her provider. Boaz was a wealthy, godly man who was designated to take in Naomi and Ruth. It was no coincidence that Ruth landed in his field, the nearest relative. She was in the right place to meet Boaz and eventually to come under his benevolent care.
What did Boaz’s wealth mean for the women? It meant a return of all the things they have lost and then some. They would have his love and companionship lavished upon them. Naomi and Ruth came to the village in poverty. Boaz guaranteed abundance. All his resources were theirs.
The wealth of Jesus is beyond any earthly riches. Yet, what keeps us from enjoying those riches and living in spiritual abundance? We do not come and partake by faith. We believed to be saved, but we have trouble believing all that God is to us. God is love. Love craves companionship. He craves your companionship and mine. Let Him have a space in your life that is all His. You’ll never know poverty again.
“I have come so that they may have life and have it in abundance.” John 10:10