How Boaz Wields Authority

This is how he wields authority.  He doesn’t use his authority to take advantage of others or to exploit others.  Rather, he uses his power and authority, his wealth, his greatness, we could say, in light of the way he’s described at the beginning of the chapter, in order to serve others.  We’re going to see that he does that specifically with Ruth, that he uses all of this authority, everything that’s in his domain, in order to serve Ruth, which I think is a very important principle to see. – Forthcoming Commentary on Ruth, Rich Lusk and Uri Brito