16 Then Naomi took the child in her arms and cared for him. 17 The women living there said, “Naomi has a son!” And they named him Obed. He was the father of Jesse, the father of David. -Ruth 4:16-17
The end of the story in Ruth is not about Ruth as much as it is about Naomi. The woman who had lost everything now had a descendant. The woman with no hope now held hope in her arms.
Her family line would continue through Obed. To conclude, the book lists the fuller family line of Boaz to Obed to Jesse to David. Yes, King David the leader of the nation of Israel. Through Naomi, God chose to bless the nations of the world, ultimately through Jesus Christ who descended from the family line of David.
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Dillon Burroughs is the author and coauthor of numerous books and is handwriting a copy of all 31,173 verses of the Bible at HolyWritProject.com. Find out more about Dillon at Facebook.com/readdB or readdB.com.