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Abundant Life

“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…