This, then, is the family line of Perez:
Perez was the father of Hezron,
19 Hezron the father of Ram,
Ram the father of Amminadab,
20 Amminadab the father of Nahshon,
Nahshon the father of Salmon,
21 Salmon the father of Boaz,
Boaz the father of Obed,
22 Obed the father of Jesse,
and Jesse the father of David.
(Ruth 4.18–22, NIV)
In a book that seems slightly off topic, we discover that it is through the lineage of Ruth comes Jesus.
So which character in the book of Ruth was most faithful? Might one argue that Boaz was just as faithful as anyone?
How might of the story of Jesus been different if Boaz had not been a part of Ruth’s story?
In what ways has God moved in unusual and surprising ways in your life and the end result was unexpected blessings?