And the women said unto Naomi, Blessed be the LORD, which hath not left thee this day without a kinsman, that his name may be famous in Israel. And he shall be unto thee a restorer of thy life, and a nourisher of thine old age: for thy daughter in law, which loveth thee, which is better to thee than seven sons, hath born him.
Ruth 4:14-15 KJV
The women of Bethlehem-Judah were bent to feature in this drama. Here they appear as a chorus in Greek theatre. They are here as a group character giving opinion and praying as well. In the Greek theatre, they were often used to express the the authors opinion and served as the ideal spectator. The role of the Women here is not too different. They talked of the Kinsman redeemer being famous as well as being a restorer and redeemer of life. Here is Boaz being compared to the acts of the Lord Jesus. In an article in September, 2019, Gregg Caruso pointed out some ways Boaz represents Jesus:
” Our redemption is a public act. Boaz redeemed Ruth publicly in front of many witnesses; just like Jesus, who died on the cross for all to see.
Our redemption is a costly act. Redemption was costly to Boaz. He needed to have the right to redeem, the resources to redeem, and the resolve to redeem, which he gladly and generously provided.
Our redemption is a final act. The exchange of the sandal proved it was a done deal, never to be reversed. Jesus died for our sins “once and for all.” It is truly finished!” Even in the Old Testament, the redeemer sneaked in. Imagine what he will do today because your salvation is based upon better promises. The chorus is no more women, but angels singing of your redemption. If He saved them in the old, have peace He wont leave you in the new. Keep holding on.