“Therefore the kinsman said unto Boaz, Buy it for thee. So he drew off his shoe.”
This Jewish custom may sound strange to us, but it was used as a symbol of redemption.
“Now this was the manner in former time in Israel concerning redeeming and concerning changing, for to confirm all things; a man plucked off his shoe, and gave it to his neighbour: and this was a testimony in Israel.”
The transaction had been made, and Boaz was now able to redeem Naomi and make Ruth his wife.
This is a beautiful picture of how Christ has redeemed us.
Colossians 1:14, 20
“In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins… And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven.”
“For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God;”
If you have been redeemed by His blood, take time to thank Him today.
Redemption gave Naomi and Ruth a new life.
The baby that Boaz and Ruth had was Obed, the grandfather of King David…directly in the lineage of Jesus Christ.
Read Matthew 1:5-17
That baby was born for one purpose.
“And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.”
Redemption required the life of Jesus Christ.
Redemption made salvation possible.
Redemption changes everything.
Job 33-34 | Revelation 1
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