Ruth was a loyal woman and good friend.
Her Scent is a sweet, golden aroma including essences of Lavender, Myrtle, Cardamon and Rose Absolute.
A Moabitess, the wife of Mahlon, whose father, Elimelech, had settled in the land of Moab. On the death of Elimelech and Mahlon, Naomi came with Ruth, her daughter-in-law, who refused to leave her, to Bethlehem, the old home from which Elimelech had migrated.
There she had a rich relative, Boaz. Ruth was told by Naomi to wash herself, anoint herself. She told her what to do and Ruth said “all that you say, I will do.” Boaz called her “a woman of excellence” (Ruth 3:3-11). She became the mother of Obed, the grandfather of David. Thus Ruth, a Gentile, is among the maternal progenitors of our Lord (Mat 1:5).
The story of “the gleaner Ruth illustrates the friendly relations between the good Boaz and his reapers, the Jewish land system, the method of transferring property from one person to another, the working of the Mosaic law for the relief of distressed and ruined families by allowing the fields to be harvested, leaving the corners unharvested for the poor to glean; but, above all, handing down the unselfishness, brave love, unshaken trustfulness of her who, was not of the chosen race, was privileged to become the ancestress of David, and so of ‘great David’s greater Son’” (Ruth 4:18-22).