Naomi devises a plan for Ruth, at an opportune time, to inform Boaz that he is a close relative of Naomi and obligated by an Old Testament custom to care for Ruth and her. In the midst of these plans, this chapter vividly demonstrates God’s care for those who trust in Him.
Naomi comes up with a plan to get Boaz to marry Ruth.
Ruth does exactly as Naomi told her.
Boaz explains that there is a relative closer than him.
Boaz gives Ruth barley to take home to Naomi.