Such a short story about the calamities of one Israelite family, ultimately bringing a foreigner to worship Israel’s God, seems almost insignificant when compared to the great stories of the Old Testament. What message from this tiny book made such an indelible impression that the story remains in Holy Scriptures after thousands of years? The answer is God’s providence and desire to bring every tribe, tongue, and nation back to Him. This small book reveals that God’s plans cannot be foiled by the frailty, failures, or even rebellion of His created Order. He will bring His plans to fruition. He will put Kings on thrones. He will bring Himself glory out of chaos.