God's Hidden Hand in Our Hesed

Ruth 2:1-23

Last week, we introduced the Old Testament concept of "hesed," which describes God's (covenantal) relationship to us and how we in turn should relate to one another. One person describes hesed as "loyal selfless love that motivates a person to do voluntarily what no one has a right to expect or ask of them." Last week, we saw how Ruth reflected this in her commitment to Naomi. This week, we look at how Boaz reflects this in his interactions with Ruth.