How did Israel recover from the depths that she had fallen in the book of Judges? The book of Ruth helps us to see how. Some truths we will see are the following. In dark times God still has a plan. Nothing, no matter how evil man is and how much they resist, can ultimately stop God’s plan. God uses the godly living of His people to accomplish His purposes. Ruth was being obedient and faithful to God. We should not take difficult circumstances as God’s displeasure. Naomi and Ruth lost their husbands, but this doesn’t mean that God was upset with them. We may never know how God uses our lives. Naomi, Boaz, and Ruth most likely never knew that a man named David would be born from their family and that he would be king of Israel. The way we live and what we believe may affect people we will never meet.