Unlikely People in Unlikely Places

She found herself working in
a field belonging to Boaz.
             —Ruth 2:3

You do what you have to do.

For Ruth, that meant scavenging the fields picking up grain that the harvesters had missed so she and her mother-in-law could eat. “Now she just happened to end up in the portion of the field belonging to Boaz” (NET).

Boaz took a shine to Ruth and married her.

Backstory: Boaz was the son of Rahab, a Jericho prostitute; Ruth was a Moabitess, a Gentile.

Flashforward: Boaz and Ruth had a son named Obed, who had a son named Jesse, who had a son named David.

Yes, that David, King David.

So David’s paternal great-great-grandmother was a prostitute, and his maternal great-grandmother was a Gentile. Both were in the lineage of Jesus (Mt 1:5–6).

God does unlikely things with unlikely people in unlikely circumstances.

Perhaps God “just happened” to make you
who you are and put you where you are for a reason.

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