Sunday, August 4, 2013

Jesus Christ in the Book of Ruth

~ Jesus Christ As Kinsman-Redeemer ~ 

The Bible is about Jesus Christ  ~  “Jesus said to them, ‘How foolish you are, and how slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken! Did not the Christ have to suffer these things and then enter His glory?’ And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, He explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning Himself” (Luke 24:25-27).

Jesus Christ Is The Ultimate Kinsman-Redeemer  ~  In the Book of Ruth we find the beautiful story of how Boaz bought the right to marry the young Moabite widow Ruth.  In doing this he redeemed her and her mother-in-law, Naomi, from ruin and disgrace.  Jesus Christ has purchased and redeemed the Church as a bride for Himself.  The Church includes both Jews and Gentiles!  In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace” (Ephesians 1:7).  Therefore remember that you, once Gentiles in the flesh — who are called Uncircumcision by what is called the Circumcision made in the flesh by hands — that at that time you were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world.  But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ” (Ephesians 2:11-13).  Jesus Christ is the ultimate faithful bridegroom, lover, protector—our heavenly Kinsman-Redeemer! 

Boaz Was In the Messianic Line  ~  Boaz was the great grandfather of David, and therefore in the Messianic line of the Jesus Christ.  Salmon begot Boaz by Rahab, Boaz begot Obed by Ruth, Obed begot Jesse, and Jesse begot David the king” (Matthew 1:5-6). 

The Apostle Paul told us the Scriptures present many shadows of things to come but the reality is found in Jesus Christ (Colossians 2:17). 

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