As Ruth the Moabite immigrant bravely comes into Judah with her mother-in-law Naomi, how will she be treated? There were codes in the Torah, Deuteronomy, about how to treat immigrants. But not everyone in Judah and Bethlehem was remembering or honoring those codes. Thankfully, Boaz did, and through the family of Boaz and Ruth, God chose to bring forward King David, and the King of Kings Jesus. God's revelation of God's own self is through the families and communities that treat immigrants by the code... fairly, justly, with respect, hospitality, and generosity.
Rev. Joel L. Tolbert preaching Ruth 2