16 Then Naomi took the child in her arms and cared for him. 17 The women living there said, “Naomi has a son!” And they named him Obed. He was the father of Jesse, the father of David.
The Book of Ruth may seem just like a story about a girl who was fortunate, but in reality what is recorded in Ruth were the preparations for the births of David and of Jesus. Ruth was unaware of this larger purpose, just as we are also unaware of the full purpose and importance of our lives. We will not know until we can look back from the perspective of eternity. Right now in your life, take time to make choices in your life with God’s eternal values at the forefront of decision making. Avoid moral short cuts. Ruth’s faithful obedience were significant even though she could not see all of the results.