A Story of Redemption
You were ransomed from the futile ways inherited from your forefathers, not with perishable things such as silver or gold, but with the precious blood of Christ, like that of a lamb without blemish or spot.
1 Peter 1:18-19
Because God has, in Christ purchased for Himself a people for His own sake, redemption is at the heart of human history. The story of Ruth is the story of the normal everyday life of normal everyday people who experienced the remarkable provision of God’s redemption.
Boaz conveys the qualities and qualifications of a redeemer, informing us of one who is greater than Boaz, our Redeemer, Jesus Christ.
Boaz gives a glimpse of the qualifications and qualities of a redeemer, but there is a better than Boaz who serves to redeem His people to Himself.
The spiritual life of the believer places one in the way of God's providence and eternal significance.
The famine in Israel was indicative of the spiritual famine in the hearts of God's people. Seeking relief from sources other than the Lord led to death and dismay.
God's grace was first extended toward Ruth, after which His grace was extended through her for the sake of His people.