Boaz greeted the harvesters, The Lord be with you! The Lord bless you! they answered.
Boaz asked the overseer of his harvesters, Who does that young woman belong to?
Boaz workers had respect for his greeting, and understood it well, as we see in their reply. This godly man also portrays the character of our Lord in his personal interest in a humble gleaner (compare. v.11).
Do we show respect for those the world rates low, and who may, like Ruth, be immigrants far from home?
Daily Reading: Numbers 1:28-54