What we find in the book of Ruth is a miniature picture of the grace of God and His providential working to accomplish His plan. Centuries before Christ was born, the plan of God centered around two widows who came to Bethlehem from the country of Moab. As far as history is concerned, it was something that went unnoticed by the rest of the world. But as far as God’s redemptive plan was concerned, nothing was more important at the time.
Not only is the fourth chapter of Ruth the last chapter of the book—it is also the climax. What began with three funerals in Moab will end with the birth of a baby in Bethlehem, and tears of sadness will give way to tears of happiness.