Monday, February 12, 2024

February 12, 2024

I was once a widow like Ruth, and my Boaz came along and rescued me from my poverty, or maybe it was me rescuing him from his poverty. Either way, we created a wonderful life full of God's blessings.

Boaz went before the city and waited for the relative who was a closer relative to Naomi's deceased husband, Elimelech, and to Mahlon, her son who was the deceased husband of Ruth, Naomi's daughter-in-law. He was the one who was supposed to redeem the property. Boaz invited other dignitaries to the city gate to witness the transaction. He was all for the purchase until Boaz told him he would have to marry Ruth as part of the deal. He immediately rejected the proposal and passed it on to Boaz, who was next in line for the purchase. I believe Boaz was more than happy with the other relative's decision to let the property and Ruth go to him. The Bible doesn't say there was a wedding ceremony; the property purchase may have been the only ceremony needed, but I'm only guessing. Ruth and Boaz consummated their relationship, and she became pregnant with a son they called Obed. He became the father of Jesse, King David's father. David eventually led to Jesus. You may get bored with the biblical genealogy, but it is an integral part of the scriptures, showing the royal thread that sews the characters together with our ultimate redeemer, Jesus. If you are single and long for a mate, remember that Jesus is our one true love. Fall in love with him; he is all you need until he gives you the desires of your heart. What a perfect story for this season, especially as we approach Valentine's Day. 

And the women said unto Naomi, Blessed be the LORD, which hath not left thee this day without a kinsman, that his name may be famous in Israel. And he shall be unto thee a restorer of thy life, and a nourisher of thine old age: for thy daughter in law, which loveth thee, which is better to thee than seven sons, hath born him. Ruth 4:14-15

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