God Rewards Faithfulness
- May this child restore your youth and care for you in your old age. For he is the son of your daughter-in-law who loves you so much and who has been better to you than seven sons!”
Ruth Ruth married her hero, Boaz, and God enabled her to have a son, Obed. She is eternally honored by having a book of the Bible named for her and by being listed in the genealogy of Jesus Christ.
- Boaz was the father of Obed (his mother was Ruth). Obed was the father of Jesse.
Boaz By doing what is right and doing it in the right way, according to the law, Boaz married this desirable younger woman.
- “The Lord bless you, my daughter!” Boaz exclaimed. “You are showing more family loyalty now than ever by not running after a younger man, whether rich or poor.
She provides him with a son who would be an ancestor of King David and of Jesus Christ.
This is a true story of how God arranged the events of the lives of Naomi, Ruth and Boaz so that they were included in His divine plan. It is included in the Bible to teach us simple truths.
Don’t turn your back on God during the inevitable bitter times. Trust Him, do what is right in His eyes even when it doesn’t seem to be in your best interest. Then expect God’s blessing.
We are the distressed. Jesus Christ is our hero, our kinsman redeemer.
Even though He was God, Jesus became man and lived on this earth in order to save us.
He has redeemed us from sin and hopelessness. He purchased us to be His possession and has guaranteed our eternal inheritance.
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