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9th July 2020

Week 4 

Part 1:  The Kinsman-Redeemer

Part 2:  The Harvest

PART 3:  At His Table

We continue our Bible Study, Ruth:  A Story of Redemption.  Last week we looked at the Naomi & Elimelek's story.

Missed out?  You can catch up by clicking below: 

Week 1 

Week 2

Week 3

You'll find this on pages 41-53 in your book.

In Week 4, we look at Chapter 5 & 6 in the book.  Author Cailin Leacock shares with us in 2 videos.

Read Ruth 2 in your Bible before you start.

FROM THE BOOK

Scripture References:

Ruth 2:1

Isaiah 43:1-3

Isaiah 64:8

Isaiah 54:5

Psalm 121:4

Hebrews 2:11-12

Hebrews 12:2

2 Corinthians 5:1

Ruth 2:2-3

Galatians 1:15

Ruth 2:14-15

Luke 22

Luke 19

2 Samuel 9

Matthew 9:37-38

Hebrews 10:24-25

Isaiah 40:31

Mark 16:18

Psalm 51:12

Nehemiah 8:10

Romans 12:2

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Part 1:  The Kinsman-Redeemer

"Now Naomi had a relative on her husband's side, a man of standing from the clan of Elimelek, whose name was Boaz"

Ruth 2:1 NIV

Here we are first introduced to Boaz, who became the kinsman-redeemer.

What is a Kinsman-Redeemer?

This is what Dictionary of Bible Themes says:

"7388 KINSMAN-REDEEMER

The relative who restores or preserves the full community rights of disadvantaged family members. The concept arises from God’s covenant relationship with Israel and points to the redemption of humanity in Jesus Christ."

Being a male from the family of Elimelek, Boaz fits the standard for being a redeemer to Naomi.

You can read more about the requirements of a Kinsman-Redeemer on page 41 of the study.

The redeemer offers provision and protection.

God is our redeemer!

Read these scriptures:

Isaiah 43:1-3 (Redeemer)

Isaiah 64:8 (Father)

Isaiah 54:5 (Husband)

Psalm 121:4 (Protector)

Cailin Leacock ask us this question:

"How does Jesus represent the Kinsman-Redeemer for you on a personal level?" 

How has Jesus redeemed you?

How does Jesus provide for you and protect you?

Part 2:  The Harvest

And Ruth the Moabite said to Naomi, “Let me go to the fields and pick up the leftover grain behind anyone in whose eyes I find favor.”  Naomi said to her, “Go ahead, my daughter.” So she went out, entered a field and began to glean behind the harvesters. As it turned out, she was working in a field belonging to Boaz, who was from the clan of Elimelek.

Ruth 2:2-3

There were 2 groups of people who worked in a field:

  • Reapers

  • Gleaners

The process of harvesting includes three steps:

  • The Physical Harvesting (gather, a crop, as a harvest.)

  • The Threshing (separating grain from stalk)

  • Winnowing (blowing a current of air through grain in order to remove the chaff)

Each of us has been born with a specific and unique purpose.  The bible says in Galatians 1:15  NIV that God set me apart, The Passion Translation puts it beautifully:

"But when God, who set me apart from my mother's womb and called me by his grace,"

Cailin Leacock says in her book:  "Sanctification is the process by which God sets us apart as sacred (holy).  He does this to purify and cleanse us, in order that we can come before Him.  This is God's desire for all of us - not that we are to be perfect, but that we live lives set apart for Him."

What are you doing with your life for God?

Part 3:  At His Table

At mealtime Boaz said to her, “Come over here. Have some bread and dip it in the wine vinegar.”

When she sat down with the harvesters, he offered her some roasted grain. She ate all she wanted and had some left over. 

Ruth 2:14 NIV

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