Testify. All the people that Boaz had gathered to hear the legal proceedings now are to be witnesses and testify of what they have heard. Read Ruth 4:11-12.
All the people who were in the court, and the elders, said, ” We are witnesses. May the Lord make the woman who is coming into your home like Rachel and Leah, both of whom built the house of Israel; and may you achieve wealth in Ephrathah and become famous in Bethlehem. Moreover, may your house be like the house of Perez whom Tamar bore to Judah, through the offspring which the Lord will give you by this young woman.”
RUTH 4:11-12 NASB
Not only are the people supposed to listen to the people,they’re supposed to participate and actually testify of what they know to be true. These people heard the commitment that Boaz made to take Ruth as his wife. Now, they are to go and to testify to anyone who asks that Boaz did this and why.
Do we hear what others are doing and do we testify to what that is? Are we willing to stand up and say, this is what happened? As followers of Jesus Christ, we have an opportunity to share what we have experienced through God. The question becomes, will we do that?