“He executes justice for the fatherless and the widow, and loves the sojourner, giving him food and clothing” (Deut. 10:18). In God’s kindness and compassion, the Mosaic Law made provision for those who were bereft, alone and in need. While Boaz’s act of kindness toward Ruth complied with the covenant law, it was not done out of any sense of compulsion or legalism. Boaz demonstrates the character of God, as he graciously and lovingly makes a widowed foreigner part of his family. Boaz points us forward to the One Who longs for all to become members of His eternal family.