Boaz, Who is Boaz? A forbearer of king David? 🤔
Perhaps I should ask who king David is/was? Many may wonder where we going with this. Sit tight!
All things will work together for good, just Faith it!
“And we know that ALL things work together for good to them that Love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose.”
Romans 8:28 (KJV)
Are you ‘called’? You were known upon conception. Your ways were set, but you were loaned the authority to decide where you would walk, what you would do. This will knock your socks off – what you will recieve! It was not by chance that you heard The Word and chose to believe! AND recieve.
A riproaring – Amen.
Uttered at the end of a prayer or hymn, meaning ‘so be it.’
An brief share:
While in Judah, God orchestrated (as God always does for those approaching His throne in faith) a wondrous plan for a man named Boaz to take Ruth as his wife, give her a child, and provide for her and Naomi.
What’s remarkable about this plan was that Boaz was suited as a “kinsman redeemer” to take her as his wife. According to God’s Word, it just so happened that Boaz was a relative to Ruth’s husband who had passed away; so, he was fitted to marry her and continue his lineage. Therefore, even in the midst of Ruth and Naomi’s poor suffering, God still had a plan to take care of them.
Where do we start? Who was Ruth? The story?
There was a great famine in Israel during the time when judges ruled. Many people relocated to foreign lands to find food for their families. A man from Bethlehem named Elimelek took his wife Naomi and his two sons Mahlon and Kilion went to Moab to find food and ended up staying there to live. Elimelek died and Naomi continued to live with her two sons who married Moabite women named Orpah and Ruth. Both sons also passed away leaving Naomi with her two foreign daughter-in-laws.
Naomi heard that The Lord helped the people of Israel and food had been provided back home. She decided to go back to Bethlehem in Judah and told Orpah and Ruth to stay in Moab and find new husbands. While Orpah returned to her mothers home, Ruth clung to Naomi and told her that she will stay with her and that Naomi’s God and people will be her God and people.
Upon returning to Bethlehem, Ruth decided to go into the fields during the barley harvest to pick up leftover grains. Ruth worked behind the harvesters in a field that belonged to a man named Boaz who was a relative of her father-in-law Elimelek. When Boaz heard that Naomi had returned with Ruth and that Ruth was gleaning the leftover grain, he went to Ruth and told her she could work safely in his fields and get a drink from his water jars when she was thirsty. Ruth questioned his kindness and Boaz responded that he had heard of Ruth’s kindness toward Naomi and that The Lord God of Israel would bless her and reward her.
Ruth worked very hard in the fields to provide enough barley to sell and to keep some for her and Naomi (to plant/work hard in faith is to reap in plenty). After the harvest, Naomi encouraged Ruth to meet Boaz on the threshing floor and to lie down at his feet when he was done working. When Boaz woke and noticed Ruth he blessed her for her kindness and noble character. Boaz then gave Ruth six measures of barley for her to take home to Naomi.
Boaz went before his friends and elders to purchase the land that had belonged to Elimelek and was now Naomi’s. He did this so that he could also acquire Naomi and Ruth. Boaz was now able to marry Ruth. Boaz and Ruth had a son named Obed and a grandson named Jesse who would be the father of David and from whose genealogy would come the Savior Jesus Christ.
A simple fact; as The LORD leads so do, Amen