Ruth, whose name means Friend, spent her early life looking after her late husband and then her mother-in-law. This was a true demonstration of loyalty and friendship.
In Chapter 1:16-17, we see her commitment and dedication to Naomi in that well known poetic statement, that Preachers and Christians have quoted down through the ages. "Entreat me not to leave you or to turn back from following after you; for where you go, I will go; and where you lodge, I will lodge; Your people will be my people, and your God, my God. Where you die, I will die; and there will I be buried, the Lord do so to me, and more also, if anything but death parts you and me".
Ruth's total commitment and loyalty to Naomi, her people, her land and her God (way of worship), was repaid with a full reward from God's favour through Boaz (who is a type of Christ), Chapter 2:12.
So we can, every believer today, reap a full reward of God's favour when we surrender the pleasures of this present world to follow Christ through the Church.
"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ."
"Thou hast granted me life and favour, and thy care has preserved my spirit".
So we see that God through his favour has taken on the responsibility to watch over us with his all seeing eyes, care for us as the good Shepherd, and safe keeping, giving his angels charge over us to protect us from all the plans of the enemy (Satan).
"For you Lord will bless the righteous; with favour you will surround him like a shield".
"For His anger is but for a moment, His favour is for life; weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning." This describes the kind of joyful shouting that will take place at the time of great victory. In contrast to His brief moments of anger because of man's sin, when we repent, his favour and loving kindness will accompany us for a lifetime, just as Ruth vowed to stand by her mother-in-law for life.
Proverbs 12:2 tells us that a good man obtains favour from God, but a man of wicked intentions He will condemn. It is not surprising then that the psalmist tells us to delight ourselves in the Lord, and He (The Lord) will give us the desires of our heart psalm 37:4.
So we see that when we surrender to Christ, all that we are to all that he is, the Godly addition will start Matthew 6:33, but seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness and all these things shall be added to you.