As Ruth returns to Bethlehem-Judah and goes out to glean in the fields, it just so happens – by the guiding providence of God – that she arrived in the field of Boaz. Despite being a foreign widow, a despised person in all the rest of Judah, she found grace and unmerited favor in the eyes of Boaz. Through this, we see the grace shown to God’s bride, the church, from our Greater Boaz, the mighty man of wealth who redeemed us from our sins.