Ruth’s words of commitment are absolutely beautiful, she was determined and set her heart on the journey to Judah (Praise).
by VANESSA WHITE
The Book of Ruth has great eschatological value because it contains the history of the royal messianic lineage of King David through the tribe of Judah. Ruth is an important link in the messianic line first to David and ultimately to Christ. In Tim LaHaye’s book Exploring Bible Prophecy he tells us; the most important Hebrew word within the Book of Ruth is go’el, which means “kinsman -redeemer” and appears within the text of reference to the “family savior” is typological of Jesus. As was Boaz in Ruth 2:20 and Ruth 3:9 and his son in Ruth 4:14. Jesus is our go’el. He is our blood relative (John 1:14 and with particular reference to Israel, Hebrews 2:14-17) who was willing to pay the necessary redemption cost for us — in this instance, His life (Matthew 20:28; Mark 10:45). — Tim LaHaye
The Genealogy of Jesus the Messiah (Ruth is King David’s great grandmother!)
The book of Ruth provides a prophetic picture of Christ as our Redeemer. He, like Boaz comes from Bethlehem to redeem a Gentile bride and brings her into the family of God by a marriage covenant. The Church who is the bride of Christ.
But Ruth said:Ruth 1:16-18
“Entreat[a] me not to leave you, Or to turn back from following after you;
For wherever you go, I will go; And wherever you lodge, I will lodge;
Your people shall be my people, And your God, my God. 17 Where you die, I will die,
And there will I be buried. The Lord do so to me, and more also, If anything but death parts you and me.” When she saw that she [b]was determined to go with her, she stopped speaking to her.
read Ruth 1:18-22
Ruth’s words of commitment are absolutely beautiful, she was determined and set her heart on the journey to Judah (Praise). Naomi saw that Ruth remained steadfast and was determined to go with her, so Naomi stops speaking with her.
In Naomi’s silence, she then coveys her heart’s cry of bitterness, she said in v1:20 call me mara which means bitter. She changed her name from Naomi meaning; (sweetness, the pleasant one.) She expresses her despair from her lifechanging circumstances, she felt hopeless, afflicted and abandon by God. She expresses that she went out full but the LORD has brought her back empty, broken, and shattered. Naomi thought that the LORD was against her.
Isaiah 41:10 says; Do not fear, for I am with you; do not be afraid, for I am your God. I will strengthen you; I will surely help you; I will uphold you with My right hand of righteousness.
Romans 8:31, What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?
God is not indifferent with us we are facing grief, heartache, sorrows, brokenness and afflictions.
“The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.”Psalms 51:17
We can pour our hearts to the LORD, cry out to Him and tell Him how we really feel. The LORD was known as a man of many sorrows, Isaiah 53:3, He was despised and rejected— a man of sorrows, acquainted with deepest grief. We turned our backs on him and looked the other way. He was despised, and we did not care.
God cares for us; He calls us to a relationship with Him. Our sins separate us from a Holy, Righteous God. There is nothing we can do to save ourselves; we are sinners in need of a Savior. We must recognize our depravity and sinfulness, no one has to teach us how to sin we are born sinners, without Christ we are doomed to eternal damnation; hell. Without the Messiah; Christ Jesus, we are enemies with God. Jesus Paid the price, the punishment that we deserved.
But He was pierced for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed.Isaiah 53:5
who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness—by whose stripes you were healed.1 Peter 2:24
A “new covenant” that Jesus said was in His blood. Jesus shed His blood on the cross of Calvary to take away the sins of the world; John 1:29, Because Jesus is the holy Lamb of God, His one-time sacrifice is sufficient to atone for the sins of all who believe in Him. We put our faith in Him.
But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name:John 1:12
trusting that His shed blood (and broken body) is sufficient to pay for our sins. He was crucified, died and on the third day He rose again. Scriptures tell us, anyone who calls upon the name of the Lord will be saved. Jesus is LORD, Messiah, God’s only begotten Son. He is our risen Savior. Romans 5:8, But God proves His love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.Romans 6:23
For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.Ephesians 2:8-9
God is the rock of our salvation.
Have you ever felt rejected? Not good enough? Have you every felt like God was against you and didn’t care about you? Have you ever been angry with God?
God knows the secrets of our heart. I’ve been angry at God before, bitter, full of resentment, blamed Him for the poor choices I have made oh, but God and His grace, His goodness, His chastisement and His steadfast love. He corrects us, restores us and resurrects dead stony hearts and gives us a new heart, He makes us new. 2 Corinthians 5:17 says; Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things have become new. Praise the LORD! John 1:29, … “Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!
Dear LORD, may we behold Your glory and may Your praises forever be upon our lips that we may glorify You, worship You and praise You all the days of our life. Thank You LORD, for the free gift of salvation, this beautiful redemption song — for You have saved us and redeemed us. Enable us to live godly lives; to walk in Your holiness by the power of Your Holy Spirit. Help us to remain steadfast women who passionately purse You. Thank You for Your steadfast love. May we come to know You more and more. We love You and give You all the glory. In Jesus Holy Mighty Name.
- Nicaragua Mission TripLiving out our faith by serving Mission trips What is a mission trip? Mission trips are short-term or long-term trips to international/ foreign countries where given an opportunity to serve, collaborate with local communities to provide support where it is needed most, and share the Gospel; it’s life-changing. It’s an opportunity to be selfless, give … Read More about Nicaragua Mission Trip
- Science ExperimentScience Experiment
- Marks of a True MinistrySecond Corinthians reflects God’s care and love for the church and the sanctity of the apostolic ministry “We give no offense in anything, that our ministry may not be blamed. But in all things we commend ourselves as ministers of God: in much patience, in tribulations, in needs, in distresses, in stripes, in imprisonments, in … Read More about Marks of a True Ministry
- Persevering in OppositionPlease read the book of Nehemiah. If you face opposition or painful discouragement, this book is such an encouragement and faithful reminder to trust the God of heaven. God’s word is powerful and stands the test of time. I love the book of Nehemiah; he was a faithful man, one who feared God, a leader … Read More about Persevering in Opposition