“My daughter, should I not seek rest for you, that it may be well with you?” (v1). While in the rest of Israel things were falling apart, in Bethlehem, Boaz and others were working hard, providing for the poor, and following the laws about redeeming land. In that community, Naomi could count on things “going well” for Ruth, because as people followed God, the vulnerable (widows and foreigners) were protected, and everyone thrived (Deut 5:33), just as the Lord promised.
“All that you say I will do” (v5). God commands are for our blessing; when we follow Him, we find the security and peace we desire.