Ruth 2:12 “May the LORD, the God of Israel, under whose wings you have come to take refuge, reward you fully.”
Ruth had made a life choice. She chose to put her trust in the Lord. It was a deliberate act of leaving her childhood roots behind her and align herself up with God and His children. It was not a decision that she took lightly and it was noticed by all who came to know her.
Boaz was a godly man and he noticed. He knew that Ruth had counted the cost carefully before she took the Lord as her own and he respected her greatly for her decision.
We too should respect and honor those who turn away from sin and the life they knew and put their faith in God. We should encourage them in their walk of faith and come alongside of them to help them in any way we can. We should lovingly support them with our friendship and prayers. We should ask the Lord to bless them with a full and abundant walk with Him.
Instead of quickly finding fault with those who give their lives to the Lord, we should take the high road and strive to spur them on to greater faith. We should lovingly teach them how to live a godly life and be patient with them when they mess up. And mess up they will, just like you and I do as we live by faith.
Be quick to bless and slow to judge those of the household of faith.