- Naomi counseled Ruth to wait until Boaz was alone and finished with his public business before she approached him with her request.
- Ruth was not to make a scene in public and put him on the spot. She was to wait until she could meet with him in private.
- Though corporate worship takes place in public, every christian must develop a time of private, intimate fellowship and worship with the LORD Jesus Christ.
- Until christian learns to spend time with Jesus alone, he or she has never learned to worship.