Now Naomi had a relative of her husband’s, a worthy man of the clan of Elimelech, whose name was Boaz.
Boaz, at this point, was Ruthless (that’s a joke). He was a “worthy man.” It’s important for men to be men and to be well through of by others. What does it matter how you would act when a crisis arises if no one already trusts you to bring it to your attention. Had Boaz not been known as a “worthy man” he probably would have never met Ruth… and it is through Ruth and Boaz that Jesus eventually came. Be an honorable man and let that be known. A good reputation is a wonderful goal when your name is associated with Christ. It matters what people think.