After the deal was made with the near kinsman and redemption was accomplished, the people gathered there began to rejoice :
- They elevated Ruth's standing. They compared Ruth with Leah and Rachel, the wives of Jacob who gave birth to the twelve sons of Jacob, and in effect, all of Israel.
- They praised Boaz for what he had done in the life of Ruth.
After sinners come to Jesus for redemption, the people rejoice :
- They elevate their standing. They are transformed from sinners into saints. They are no longer outcasts from God, but now God has called them His sons (1 John 3:1-2).
- They praise the LORD Jesus Christ, the Author and Finisher of their faith, who has paid the ultimate price for their redemption.