The Book of Ruth is not just a story about a daughter-in-law’s relationship with her mother-in-law. It also provides a good example for daughter-in-laws to follow. The bitterness of Naomi has an effect on everything she does. The result is that she is self-centered and unappreciative. In contrast, Ruth is a godly woman who honors her mother-in-law and her husband, despite the resentment and adversity.
Ruth’s generosity to Naomi’s mother-in-law is the foundation of her character and a model for modern-day women. Her kindness to Naomi’s mother-in-law was rewarded with a large sack of grain. She was able to support her mother-in-law by working outside the home and supporting her family. The kindness of Boaz to Ruth’s mother-in-law reflected on her own character.
As a childless widow, Naomi had lost two husbands and her own husband. To repay Naomi for her kindness, Ruth went back to her parents’ house. She refused to stay at home with Orpha and her father-in-law, but Naomi commanded her to return to her parents’ home. When she returned, Naomi was surprised at Ruth’s refusal to leave her home with her mother-in-law.
Ruth’s kindness to Naomi’s mother-in-law was unmatched. Her generous spirit inspired Naomi’s family and brought her a rich blessing: boaz, her mother-in-law’s cousin. Ultimately, Naomi was rewarded with her dogged loyalty, and in return she was rewarded with the blessings of a son and a daughter-in-law.
The mother-in-law’s role in raising children is an important role in the lives of the daughters-in-law. Unlike their mothers-in-laws, mother-in-laws are responsible for raising their children in a way that is fair for the entire family. But the mother-in-law must also be the leader of the family. If you want to help your daughter-in-law, the most important thing to do is to help her mother-in-law.
Nevertheless, Naomi’s mother-in-law’s behavior was not a good role model for the wife. As a daughter-in-law, Naomi should not criticize her mother-in-law. She should always support her daughter-in-laws. A mother-in-law should never nag or criticize her daughter-in-law. If a mother-in-law is abusive to a child, she should not be criticized.
As a daughter-in-law, Ruth was committed to supporting her mother-in-law in her decision to marry a man of God. She also defended her own family’s daughter-in-law’s right to make a choice. When it comes to a woman’s mother-in-law, there are many differences between her mother-in-law. In particular, the women in the Bible are different in the ways that they live their lives.