In Judges, we see God’s mercy to restore Israel, after they had turn their backs on Him. We also see His provision by raising up Judges to lead them. God left Israel at the hands of the enemy, so that they would return to Him and depend on Him. God extends grace by continually delivering Israel.
In Ruth, God uses a Moabite woman as an instrument in the lineage of King David. Boaz, Ruth’s Kinsman-Redeemer, is a beautiful picture of Jesus as the Redeemer of His bride, the church.