This week we will see the fullness of God’s gracious plan continue to take shape as Boaz honors both tradition and Ruth. Read Ruth 4:1-12. We see Boaz appear at the city gate before the elders and the “nearer kinsman redeemer.” When the “nearer kinsman redeemer” decided not to act as redeemer, Boaz stepped in. He publicly declared to buy all that belonged to Naomi’s husband and her sons, including Ruth, whom he said would become his wife. The elders spoke a prayer of fruitfulness and fame.