Much is made of the conditions women have faced through-out history. Not so in Israel, where women were treated with dignity and respect. Even Jesus constructed His inner circle with women. Ruth is a bright spot in a very dark time in Israel’s history. She gives all women hope – in any culture – that by choosing refuge under the wings of God Most High results in honor and reward.
As brother Peter said, “The same goes for you husbands: Be good husbands to your wives. Honor them, delight in them. As women they lack some of your advantages. But in the new life of God’s grace, you’re equals. Treat your wives, then, as equals so your prayers don’t run aground.” (Message)