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Remarkable and Resilient: Ruth (3 of 4)
Series: Remarkable and Resilient: Ruth
We left Ruth last week having a conversation with Boaz –
Their relationship is in the very early stages –
But already we can tell that the hearts they are a fluttering!
Boaz has just told Ruth that he will protect her and provide for her
And he spoke a blessing of the Lord upon her life
These words are like splatters of raindrops on a dry, thirsty soul
Ruth has just been through terrible grief
A transition and difficult move
And Boaz blesses her! What a man! I Like Boaz!!
Ruth 2: 13 --- Ruth is feeling more comfortable with the
She realizes that she has found favor with this premiere man!
You have spoken kindly to me …You have comforted me …
“Oh sir … such grace, such kindness … I don’t deserve it. You’ve touched my heart, treated me like one of your own. And I don’t even belong here!” - MSG
Ruth 2:14 - invites her to lunch! Their first date
Boaz invites Ruth … come to the table … take a piece of bread … dip it
In the wine …
Communion!! Come and dine!!
You have a Kinsman –Redeemer who has prepared table for you in the
Presence of your enemies … Psalm 23
You were the foreigner … the gentile … you were left out …
And He invited you in!
“… and she ate and was satisfied and had some left …”
How like Boaz to feed her more than she could possibly eat!
Your kinsman redeemer – Your almighty God –
Is able to do exceedingly abundantly beyond all you could
Ask or imagine or well …
v. 15 & 16 --- Now he is treating her special ---
like a man besotted ---drop pieces for her to pick up
making her life ...
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