Ruth 3: Working through the Process

Then Naomi said, “Wait, my daughter, until you find out what happens. For the man will not rest until the matter is settled today.” -Ruth 3:18

When Ruth showed up to Boaz at night, the story reaches an important tension point. How would he respond to an immigrant woman offering herself to him as a wife?

He could have said no. He could also have bypassed the process and taken her as his wife at that moment. But he didn’t. He respected God, Ruth, and his community. He would instead work through the proper process.

Today, we often complain about working through human processes to achieve change. Yet most significant change requires working with others, whether in an organization or a government. When we respect the process, we are more effective in using it as an influence for good.

What process do you need to work through for positive change today?

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