Then Boaz said, “The day you acquire the field from the hand of Naomi, you are also acquiring Ruth the Moabite, the widow of the dead man, to maintain the dead man’s name on his inheritance.” At this, the next-of-kin said, “I cannot redeem it for myself without damaging my own inheritance. Take my right of redemption yourself, for I cannot redeem it.” (Ruth 4:5-6, NRSV)
But after the next of kin realized that he would have to marry Ruth to get the field, he could not do it. It would ruin his own inheritance so he was not willing to do that.
Are there things you are not willing to do?
Sometimes we are called to do things we are not ready to do. This was not something this man was willing to do, but Boaz was willing. He stepped in and filled the void.
When have you filled the void?