Chapter 4 concludes with Yahweh richly blessing Ruth and Naomi through the birth of Obed. Their obedience to the law is highly rewarded. Boaz eagerly takes Ruth as his wife and Yahweh just as eagerly enables Ruth to finally conceive, giving birth to a son. Yahweh is praised for providing a redeemer, ruler and restorer of life; Ruth is recognized for her great worth to Naomi; and Naomi receives Obed as her own child and becomes his foster-mother. Obed would go on to have a son named Jesse and a grandson named David - the greatest king in Israel. Naomi, Ruth and Obed's ultimate blessing would be the coming of the Messiah, Jesus, who would redeem the nation of Israel for all eternity.
Accurately teaching God's Word verse by verse for the purpose of equipping believers, Jack G. Ebner has served as pastor-teacher at Cascade Bible Church since 1990. Jack and his wife, Bev, have six children and two grandchildren.