At church our pastor is wrapping up a sermon series on Ruth.
Today we hit on Ruth 3 where she is sent by Naomi to wash, perfume & gussy up; then go sleep at Boaz's feet on the threshing floor. Our pastor brought to light a few points on this story:
-Threshing takes time (a few days), owners & workers often slept by the crop to prevent thieves.
-prostitutes were known to make rounds at the threshing floor.
So here we have someone (Ruth) in a situation where prostitutes were common, placing herself at the feet of a potential kinsmen-redeemer (one was closer who later declines from Chapter 4).
My mind drew to the parallel of a prostitute at the feet of Jesus (Luke 7:36-50). A real prostitute at the feet of the Redeemer. Washing his feet with her tears, drying them with her hair; anointing them with perfume.
I guess the parallel just highlights one thing - go to the feet of the redeemer. It's a sole saving exercise.