The Book of Ruth is a
beautiful story. It is in the Old Testament part of the Bible.
The Book of Ruth is about a
young widow, Ruth. Ruth was a foreigner. But she came to Israel to help
Naomi. (Naomi was Ruth's husband's mother.) Ruth left her own gods, to serve
the real God. Naomi and Ruth were very poor. But Ruth could collect any grain
that remained after the harvest. This was God's law. And one man who respected
this law was called Boaz. So, Ruth came to Boaz's field to collect grain. Boaz
saw Ruth and he loved her. He agreed to pay her family's debts, so that he
could marry Ruth.
Ruth was just a poor
foreigner. But her family became Israel's royal family. Both King
David and Jesus belonged to this family