Made for Each Other

Text: Ruth 2
Speaker: Jim Newheiser
Outline: PDF
Date: September 29, 2013

The primary theme of Scripture is redemption, not mere morality.  The Law shows us our need for a savior.  Narratives, like Ruth, are not mere hero stories, but point to how God saves us through Christ (Luke 24:27).

In addition to teaching us about redemption, biblical narrative also provides us with examples of the life of faith (1 Cor. 10:11).  We learn from the faithfulness of those who put their hope in God.

Ruth and Boaz are people of excellence (2:1 3:11) who exemplify biblical ideals for womanhood and manhood.  Just as God brought Adam and Eve together in the garden, the author is showing us that Ruth and Boaz were made for each other.  The redemption provided by Boaz is a picture of the redemption accomplished for us by our Lord Jesus.

Posted on September 29th, 2013 | Permalink