Question: What is the significance of Ruth telling Naomi, “Wherever you go, I will go” (Ruth 1:16)?
Summary: Ruth's complete loyalty to an Israelite family into which she had been received by marriage, and her total devotion to her desolate mother in law, showed the kind of woman she was. Ruth exemplifies that the participation into God's favour is not dependent on blood or birth, (as she was a Moabite, these were the descendants of the union of Lot and his eldest daughter, therefore she was a Gentile), but by "obedience that comes from faith, Rom. 1-5". She became the great grandmother of King David and therefore an ancestor of Jesus the Christ.