In Ruth 2 we saw another glimmer of hope given to Naomi and Ruth. By the providence of God, Ruth has found the field of Boaz, who is their family redeemer and benefactor. Boaz has told Ruth to come to his fields for gleaning and she can do so in safety and protection. So Ruth continued to glean through the barley and wheat harvests. God is at work and is caring for Naomi and Ruth through the kindness and generosity of Boaz. While Naomi and Ruth have been provided for in the short term, they still have a long term problem. Who is going to take care of them? Who is going to provide for them? Boaz has kept these two from starving but their long term prospects for life still appear dim.
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