And Boaz took ten men of the elders of the city and said, Sit down here. And they sat down.
And he said to the kinsman, Naomi, who has returned from the country of Moab, has sold the parcel of land which belonged to our brother Elimelech.
And I thought to let you hear of it, saying, Buy it in the presence of those sitting here and before the elders of my people. If you will redeem it, redeem it; but if you will not redeem it, then say so, that I may know; for there is no one besides you to redeem it, and I am after you. And he said, I will redeem it.
Then Boaz said, The day you buy the field of Naomi, you must buy also Ruth the Moabitess, the widow of the dead man, to restore the name of the dead to his inheritance.
And the kinsman said, I cannot redeem it for myself, lest I endanger my own inheritance. Take my right of redemption yourself, for I cannot redeem it.
Now formerly in Israel this was the custom concerning redeeming and exchanging. To confirm a transaction, a man pulled off his sandal and gave it to the other. This was the way of attesting in Israel.
Therefore, when the kinsman said to Boaz, Buy it for yourself, he pulled off his sandal.
And Boaz said to the elders and to all the people, You are witnesses this day that I have bought all that was Elimelech's and all that was Chilion's and Mahlon's from the hand of Naomi.
Also Ruth the Moabitess, the widow of Mahlon, I have bought to be my wife to restore the name of the dead to his inheritance, that the name of the dead may not be cut off from among his brethren and from the gate of his birthplace. You are witnesses this day.
And all the people at the gate and the elders said, We are witnesses. May the Lord make the woman who is coming into your house like Rachel and Leah, the two who built the household of Israel. May you do worthily and get wealth (power) in Ephratah and be famous in Bethlehem.
And let your house be like the house of Perez, whom Tamar bore to Judah, because of the offspring which the Lord will give you by this young woman.
So Boaz took Ruth and she became his wife. And he went in to her, and the Lord caused her to conceive, and she bore a son.
And the women said to Naomi, Blessed be the Lord, Who has not left you this day without a close kinsman, and may his name be famous in Israel.
And may he be to you a restorer of life and a nourisher and supporter in your old age, for your daughter-in-law who loves you, who is better to you than seven sons, has borne him.
Then Naomi took the child and laid him in her bosom and became his nurse.
And her neighbor women gave him a name, saying, A son is born to Naomi. They named him Obed. He was the father of Jesse, the father of David .
Now these are the descendants of Perez: Perez was the father of Hezron,
Hezron of Ram, Ram of Amminadab,
Amminadab of Nahshon, Nahshon of Salmon,
Salmon of Boaz, Boaz of Obed,
Obed of Jesse, and Jesse of David .
Summary: God has a good plan for our lives and we can discover our destiny in Christ by making daily decisions in submission to His Word through the power of the Holy Spirit. This is the lesson we can learn from the last chapter of Ruth.
Summary: What Boaz did for Ruth is a vivid illustration of what Jesus Christ did for you and me on the cross. We, the near kinsman, cannot save ourselves, so we take off our shoe and give it to Christ.
Summary: The "blessing of the Lord" is the difference between those that spend their lifetime trying to make ends meet and those who live in the abundant prosperity that operating in God’s kingdom can bring.
Summary: It is this word which describes Boaz that is at the center of the Book of Ruth and points directly to Jesus Christ which is the point of our time together today… Jesus Christ is our Kinsman-Redeemer.
Summary: Being angry at God is a reality for some believers. Where does this anger come from? What are we supposed to do with it? This inductive sermon digs into those two questions using Naomi's life from Ruth 1-4.
Summary: There are many believers who want the blessing, favor, greater anointing, 60-fold/100-fold blessing but their not willing to do what it takes to move up into greater blessing and move in into greater favor.
Summary: God’s plan of redemption has been in process for centuries on end, but what it comes down to is this: Jesus is our greater Boaz. He is the faithful Redeemer, who has paid the price to deliver us and to recover us for an eternity of joy.
Summary: In the darkest days of Israel, in time of Judges (Ruth 1:1) ... God was at work! Our challenge is, will you trust Him to be at work in your life today and give you everything you need, or will you deny Him in place of your own preferences?
Summary: Sometimes God is working when we cannot see. Ruth is the best example of this. This is best done in 3 separate sermons and not attempted to be done in one setting. I will provide a break down into a 3 sermon series soon.
Summary: We see some costly things involved in the story of Ruth, including the costs of her "Redeemer." The book of Ruth reveals: A Spiritual Conversion; A Substantial Compassion; and a Significant Commitment.