SUMMARY OF RUTH 3:10-13
Boaz blesses her for her kindness and for choosing him over others. Everyone knows she is of noble character. However, there is a kinsman-redeemer before him who has the first right to redeem. He will ask if he is willing; otherwise, Boaz will accept her.
QUESTIONS FOR RUTH 3:10-13
9) It’s exactly what I expected. After all, Boaz has been taking care of Ruth and Naomi since he first returned from Bethlehem and heard about Ruth’s story. (Ruth 2:5) Once it was discovered he was a kinsman-redeemer, it was only a matter of time.
10 ) There are always obstacles. For me, it tends to be time to do everything I want to do. But, I’m re-prioritizing my time so I can help more people and become better myself.
11 ) Boaz could have easily have not asked the other kinsman-redeemer if he wanted Ruth. This was a risk he was taking, which could have been bad for him if he truly cared for or loved Ruth. He praises Ruth and blesses her for not going to other suitors. He does the right thing. That’s my prayer, too. To do the right thing, even if it’s risky.
CONCLUSIONS TO WORDGO RUTH 3:10-13
It’s hard to say which person — Boaz or Ruth — is more nobler in this situation. Ruth is noble for the way she proposes marriage, while Boaz takes the high ground as well and wants to make sure that he is following the law to the T. Both have faith that God will work things out as they should, meaning if they are to be together, then God will find a way for it to happen. We never see them question or hear them complain. Their actions speak for themselves. Great examples of true faith! Contact me if you have questions or need pointed in the right direction!