11 Boaz replied, "I've been told all about what you have done for your mother-in-law since the death of your husband—how you left your father and mother and your homeland and came to live with a people you did not know before. 12 May the LORD repay you for what you have done. May you be richly rewarded by the LORD, the God of Israel, under whose wings you have come to take refuge."
Do you recognize people who are Christ-like? People who are humble, godly and loving toward their family?
Boaz was a prominent man in his community. He must have had hundreds of farmers working for him and many relatives and friends to spend time with. Yet, a simple widow, who exhibited an undying love for God and a unique loyalty for her mother-in-law was what caught his eye and moved his heart. He honored her with his words, and blessed her with his friendship.
How was he able to see Ruth's heart through her simple clothing and humble stature? He, himself, must have been a man after God's heart. Sometimes it takes a Christ-like person to recognize another one.
Today, seek God's heart and pray that you recognize and honor Christ-like people in your life.