Posts Tagged Ruth

Ruth 15: From Empty to Full

After the marriage of Boaz and Ruth, all the characters in this story find fulfillment. However, Scripture emphasizes the fulfillment that came to Naomi. She is emply and unfilfilled at the beginning of the book with no obvious source of support. At the close she receives provision and protection through the marriage of her daughter-in-law Ruth to Boaz, and she is blessed by the birth of the son named Obed who will continue the line of her husband Elimelech and herself.

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Ruth 14: Boaz, Elders, and the Competetion

Boaz determines everything will be in order before he takes Ruth as wife, so he arranges a meeting where he reminds the other kinsman-redeemer or obligations and rights.

It was enough. Boaz establishes his position and takes care of the competetion. Accomplishing his purpose requires moving carefully and wisely through the legal procedures of the time.

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Ruth 13: Fulfilling God’s Plan for His People

Boaz understands that if he marries Ruth, the inheritance of her dead husband’s land affects their relationship and any children they might have. This post looks at cultural practices, instituted by God, that affects their future together.

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Ruth 12: Boaz Responds to Ruth

Did Boaz have an inkling ahead of time?

We don’t know, but we do know his response. Yes, he’s interested. However, he cannot ignore details, and he must attend to them.

So Ruth learns about another aspect of faith. Sometimes we step out, only to discover we must wait for God’s answer.

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Ruth 11: Under God’s Wings

Ruth followed Naomi’s advice when she approached Boaz on the threshing floor. She let him know she was interested, and she reminded him of his position as kinsman-redeemer. A romantic incident couched in teh culture of the time.

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