#164 – The Redemption of Ruth
June 14, 2014•8 min
Yesterday on The Morning Meditation we looked at The Characteristics of the Servant of God. Do you have those characteristics?
Today we are going to look at a very beautiful story in the Word of God!
THE REDEMPTION OF RUTH
Ruth 4:1 "Then went Boaz up to the gate, and sat him down there: and, behold, the kinsman of whom Boaz spake came by; unto whom he said, Ho, such a one! turn aside, sit down here. And he turned aside, and sat down."
Boaz went up to the gate to intercede for Ruth. He was a man of might, wealth and influence. Now there was a kinsman closer than he. Boaz offers him the right to redeem but he declines and says that it would mar his own inheritance. So after this Boaz makes the purchase because he is the next one in line. It is the law of the kinsman redeemer.
This is a picture of our redemption. The one closest to man had the first right of redemption but he was unable to perform the duty of the kinsman redeemer. Jesus came, born of a woman, became our Boaz