What practical key life learnings can we glean from the life of Boaz?
Context (Ruth): When Ruth was faced with the premature death of her husband, she chose to follow her mother-in-law, Naomi, back to her homeland in order to take care of her. In the Jewish culture, the closest male relative of a widow, was responsible to redeem her family land by purchasing the land, marrying her and giving her children to pass the land along to. Boaz was a relative of Ruth’s deceased husband, but not the closest relative. Let’s see how Boaz faithfully responded.
Key Life Learnings:
God uses our faithfulness to carry out His kingdom plan (Ruth 3, 4): When Naomi found out that Boaz was the man who owned the fields that Ruth was gleaning in, she knew that Boaz would not rest until he had settled the matter regarding redeeming Ruth and her family’s land. Naomi knew that Boaz was a faithful man. Boaz went to the closest relative and told him that this relative could buy the land and get Ruth as his wife. The closest relative wouldn’t do it because he was afraid for his own inheritance, but this didn’t stop Boaz. He bought the land and married Ruth. God blessed Boaz and the world by giving Ruth a son who became the grandfather of King David and eventually Jesus himself came from this lineage.
Our faithfulness every day is something that God uses bring about His kingdom purposes.
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