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Faith in Our Redeemer (Ruth 3)

September 16, 2018 Pastor: Ben Muresan Series: Ruth: There Is A Redeemer

Topic: Ruth Scripture: Ruth 3:1–3:18

First Scripture Reading: Leviticus 25:23-55

Second Scripture Reading: Ruth 3:1-18

Sermon Text: Ruth 3:1-18

In Ruth 2, we see the kindness that Boaz shows Ruth. Even she was surprised by his graciousness and responded by falling down at his feet and asking, “Why have I found favor in your eyes, that you should take notice of me, since I am a foreigner?” Having seen Boaz’s kindness in her life, Ruth later approached him with boldness, asking him to act upon his covenant obligations to her as the kinsman-redeemer (Ruth 3:9). While some would see this as merely a romantic gesture on Ruth’s part, she was actually acting in faith, attempting to claim the rights she had under God’s Law. Her faith was not based on subjective feelings about Boaz, but on her objective knowledge of God’s covenantal dealings with his people. Ruth knew that Boaz was covenantally bound to redeem Elimelech’s family. When we approach Christ by faith, we need to realize that faith is not just a subjective quality, but it is knowledge, assent, and trust in our covenant Redeemer. And so we are exhorted to approach him as Ruth approached Boaz, with boldness, knowing his kindness and grace, and assured that he will fulfill all his promises to us (Hebrews 4:16).

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