Ruth 4 - THE HOUR OF REDEMPTION
#4 or 4 in the series on Ruth
(The other parts of the series are found in Chapters 1,2,&3.)
Naomi had a piece of property that needed to be redeemed. With the redemption of the property came the responsibility of marrying Ruth. See Leviticus 25:23-28 and Deuteronomy 25:5-9.
Boaz, as kinsman redeemer was:
READY TO REDEEM - Vss. 1-3
Boaz took the initiative to settle the matter. He was in line to be a kinsman-redeemer, but could not do it until a nearer kinsman relinquished his rights. Great works for God never get accomplished until someone is ready to take the first step.
ABLE TO REDEEM - Vss. 4-6
Boaz approached the man about the business at hand. Right away the man wanted the property. But to go with the property was marriage to Ruth. The one who redeemed the property needed also to father a child as an heir to the dead. The other man was not able to do this without doing harm to his own inheritance. He gave Boaz permission to redeem the land and marry Ruth. Boaz was able to meet the requirements for redemption.
WILLING TO REDEEM - Vss. 7-17
Boaz was not only able to redeem the property and marry Ruth, but he was willing! His willingness was reflected in the actions that he took. Many times people have ability, but are not willing to act.
Boaz was READY, WILLING AND ABLE!
Now think of our Lord Jesus as our redeemer.
JESUS WAS READY TO REDEEM - He came to earth to die for our sins.
JESUS WAS ABLE TO REDEEM - He had no sin of his own. No man was able to redeem us from our sins, but Jesus was able. 2 Corinthians 5:21
JESUS WAS WILLING TO
REDEEM - He showed his willingness to obey the Father's will in
JESUS WAS READY, WILL AND ABLE TO REDEEM US! PRAISE GOD!