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March 29, 2018

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Reading along with us in Ruth? Here’s today’s reading:

Ruth 3 (ESV)

Then Naomi her mother-in-law said to her, “My daughter, should I not seek rest for you, that it may be well with you? Is not Boaz our relative, with whose young women you were? See, he is winnowing barley tonight at the threshing floor.Wash therefore and anoint yourself, and put on your cloak and go down to the threshing floor, but do not make yourself known to the man until he has finished eating and drinking. But when he lies down, observe the place where he lies. Then go and uncover his feet and lie down, and he will tell you what to do.” And she replied, “All that you say I will do.”....Continue Reading

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  1. The plot thickens. An old woman shares advice with a younger woman and the younger woman follows it. Ruth presents herself to Boaz to express her interest in being redeemed but doesn’t force herself on him. Boaz, being a man of honor and propriety, recognizes there is another relative of Ruth’s that has first dibs on her. So he must check with him to see if he wants to act on the roll he has. And what a beautiful picture this kinsman redeemer is of Christ. Someone of a high position rescuing someone of a low position. And then paying what is required to establish a relationship with them. In Israel it was a provision to protect a woman who had lost her husband and the responsibility the larger family had for her. For us, in Christ, it is the only means to rescue us from death and pay the debt necessary to give us eternal life! And that is what Good Friday is all about.

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