Read Ruth 4:3 out loud with your family.
Ask the following question and discuss the answer together as a family.
Q: There is only one blueberry muffin left, and you and your friend reach for it. How do you decide who gets it?
Parent Note: The easiest way is to determine who really wants it most. That is what Boaz did with this other male relative. He brought Ruth to this relative’s attention and asked if he would be interested in marrying her. He didn’t hide this information, he was honest. Boaz loved Ruth, but he didn’t let his love for her make him do something foolish.
Pray this out loud together:
Dear Lord, thank you that Boaz was a redeemer for Ruth.
I know that You are a God of redemption.
Help me to love others the way that You love me.
We ask these things in Jesus' name, Amen.