Besides being a love story with some unusual, humorous and romantic twists, Ruth is a book that brings us down to earth where spiritual things is concerned. Ruth’s salvation is part and parcel of the redemption of the land! Our salvation is part and parcel of the redemption of the earth! We are saved in order to LIVE on the earth life to the full! John 10:10.
“And the women of the neighborhood gave him a name, saying, ‘A son has been born to Naomi.’ They named him Obed. He was the father of Jesse, the father of David.”
Here is the build-up and conclusion to this wonderful story of hope na dlove.
Ruth and Boaz are bound up in marriage, and Naomi (who named herself Mara previously) now nurses her grandson in her lap.
We see this son of hope born, and the writer makes it very clear just what that hope was about.
Obed -> Jesse -> David.
The king would come!
How blessed are we to know the true King of kings, Jesus the Son of God, who was around long before David and was born on earth a long while after. He is the one to whom David gave glory and worship and submission.
Praise God for our King Jesus, in whom all our hope rests and finds its weight and worth in.
Hallelujah, what a Saviour!
* God Above,
Here we read of Ruth finding a life and love with Boaz, of Naomi who said You had dealt bitterly with her now nursing a little one.
What a story Lord God, we thank You and praise You for how You work in our lives. Thank You for bringing joy to Naomi, for the line that brought David who points us to the better king, You God the Son.
Please help us to point people to Jesus today. Please help us to grow more and more like Him.
Please break open the hearts of those around us Lord God.