1. Why hope in an earthly husband?
What is it that you are hoping today?
“Rest” in the house of a husband.
2. Domestic bliss does not solve spiritual problems.
3. Do not let your practical pains judge God.
shuv / שׁוּב-to turn
4. Turn to God.
5. God will fulfill his promises; God will provide for his plan – even when the human actors get things terribly wrong!
In terms of salvation history, Ruth’s conversion sends a similar message to Sarah’s conception of Isaac:
2 Cor. 1:20: “For all the promises of God find their Yes in [Jesus Christ ]. . .”