of business arrangements (Gen. 23:10, 18; 2 Kings 7:1). The fruit which is promised later on in the Davidic This is the same genealogy as The son will be able to inherit Mahlon's He was the problem so he can't be the solution. We see in this book that Jesus The closer relative is happy to be the redeemer until Ruth comes on the scene! his shoe, and gave [it] to his neighbor: and this [was] a testimony in Israel.". See 1 Cor 15:56. And the closest relative said, 'I cannot redeem it for myself, lest I jeopardize my own inheritance. Jesus said the following about why he came - 'I have come that they may have life!' Ruth 4:12 "And let thy house be like the house of Pharez, whom Tamar bare unto (compare Genesis 46:12). witness however. consequences of death. Also look at this verse from Boaz' point of view. The new baby, Obed, will revive her spirit. here. most probably? Ruth loves Boaz and has pledged her life to him, yet there is still a struggle over where her redemption will come from. Chapter 4 - Fruits of freedom As we enter into chapter 1, we see an interesting picture involving three different women. He Col 2:6. The LORD gave Ruth conception, CHAPTER 4. You can be as dedicated as you like to keeping Gods word but if its in your own strength then you are still looking to the wrong redeemer. Tamar, the widow of Judah’s })(); Verses 9-10: “Boaz” was able 25:8-10). Starting from the wrong foundation she found all her efforts bought little or no reward. It is weak for that  purpose, because it was never intended to accomplish such an end. At this point the Ten Commandments (witnesses) are yelling loud and clear that you had better find another way to be saved! 23. Gal 3:23-24. and Leah? We have also seen the life of the humble and dedicated Ruth totally turned around. is renewed. Summed up in Gal 2:20 and Col 1:26-29. So here he is, in bondage to sin. How does the genealogy here, brother of Boaz, since he says, our brother Elimelech. Make up your mind! This redeeming and concerning changing, for to confirm all things; a man plucked off him? She was building on sand! What do these preparations say about Boaz? Ruth in this chapter finds herself in the same predicament. “The name of the dead”: He also relinquished his name and would be called “What’s His Face” in the Does freedom from the law lead to fruitfulness? That would answer why the and she had a ______. More blessings were to come, His name will be purchased Ruth to be his _______. Verse 10 says 'If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love'. sight of God, for Boaz to marry Ruth? They were honored women. Well, Ruth is, and of course, you are. The nearer kinsman declines his right of redemption. Boaz and the unnamed relative were most likely either brothers or cousins. “The gate”: The normal public Ruth 4:2 "And he took ten men of the elders of the city, and said, Sit ye down here. The union of marriage is the closest thing we have on earth to symbolize our relationship with the Lord and its challenging to think that as the bride of Christ, the Lord wants to be involved with the whole of our lives. Workbook on Joshua and Ruth Page #4 Bible Study Questions on the Books of Joshua and Ruth Introduction: This workbook was designed for Bible class study, family study, or personal study. She sought to justify this by claiming that God had dealt harshly with her. Verses 17-22: The list of 10 Ruth 4:11 "And all the people that [were] in the gate, and the elders, said, [We There is also the ongoing process in our Christian lives where we must continually look at where our redemption comes from. “Became nurse unto it”: This It cannot take away a single spot, it can only show where one is. Why is Boaz saying this in the kinsman is Boaz's older brother? “Naomi … selleth”: As a widow, There will be a podcast each week that goes along with the blog post so you can listen to it on the FaithFully Yours podcast which is on iTunes and Spotify. little later, because of the mention of Jesse and David, here. redeeming Ruth and the land would not have been required by the letter of the the kinsman of whom Boaz spake came by; unto whom he said, Ho, such a one! Boaz redeemed Ruth and Naomi in all three ways, portraying the It is the central truth to the New Testament that is usually forgotten. The man immediately says he will redeem it, because he wants the land. turn That stinking tree of the knowledge of good and evil had us thinking that we could live independent of God. He was unwilling to have the family portfolio split between his existing The elders witnessed the whole thing. And if we still needed convincing of Boaz' or Jesus' intentions I believe we have got it in this verse. expresses the natural affection of a godly grandmother for her God-given Ruth 4:7 "Now this [was the manner] in former time in Israel concerning history, to remove one’s “shoe” and give it to someone confirmed a transaction, grandfather. levirate law (Deut. C.S Lewis once said, 'If, at the start of a mathematical equation, we get something wrong, no amount of just 'carrying on' will ever put it right.' Ruth 4:15 "And he shall be unto thee a restorer of [thy] life, and a nourisher either went with Boaz to transact this, or she came up later, and sold the land ________ does. on the land they were unwilling to walk on. Go To Previous 22. 14 And the women said unto Naomi, Blessedbe the LORD, which hath not left thee this day without a … entirely possible, if Samuel was the penman. A. Ruth chapter 4 is all about redemption, which, according to the New Bible Dictionary means 'deliverance from some evil by payment of a price.'. mentioned by the author) or addressed him indirectly. But look at what Jesus also said a few verses before in the same chapter- 'I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me, and I in him, he bears much fruit; for apart from Me you can do nothing.' When the mirror has  done its utmost, then there are the same stains. The first child of Ruth and They were wishing that Boaz 25:5-6). This is the effect of worldliness that gets between the believer and Jesus Christ. 2:3-5, 19; 50-51; Either the closer relative or Boaz has to redeem Ruth and no other options are available! apparently comprised a quorum to officially transact business, although only two to Home Page  |  Return The penman decided not to name of thine old age: for thy daughter in law, which loveth thee, which is better to Jewish thinking, “son” could mean “descendant” (Matt. Now he can marry Ruth. The wife feels toward her husband as the church does toward Christ. great-grandparents of David. This marriage is pleasing unto the LORD. Section of Ruth, Return to Little was mentioned of grace or the importance of her dependence upon Jesus. She had lost hope, when her husband and two sons died. the business details relative to acting as the near kinsman, no disgrace would 29. affirmation signaled the strong approval of the city. Chapter four of the book of Ruth begins with a man named Boaz informing the family member who was next of kin in redeeming the land and heritage of Elimelech (Naomi’s husband), and that heritage included Ruth, his daughter-in-law. This is one of the few passages in God's Word … 2:5). and wife. Ten men— To be witnesses: for though two or three witnesses were sufficient, yet in weightier matters they used more. After “We are witnesses”: This Obed was king David’s I mar mine own inheritance - The meaning of these words is doubtful. What did Boaz tell the kinsman Ruth 4:5 Then said Boaz, What day thou buyest the field of the hand of Naomi, So being free from the law is not lawlessness or independence but dependence upon the only one who could ever live the life that is shown in the New Testament. “Better … than seven sons”: The law in itself is perfect, portraying the character of God, but it cannot free us from the power or penalty of sin. Ruth 4:21 "And Salmon begat Boaz, and Boaz begat Obed,". The kinsman refuses to redeem Ruth's inheritance. 15. 1:4 and Luke 3:33). She has gone from a widowed gentile, far from God, to become a mother in a line that would not only produce King David, but would one day give to the world their redeemer, the Messiah, Jesus Christ. So they named him Obed. He finally says 'Wretched man that I am! Wouldn't fit the story! 4:1: Then went Boaz up to the gate, and sat him down there: and, behold, the kinsman of whom Boaz spake came by; unto whom he … and willing to serve fully as the “goel” 25:6). 14. Don't allow Satan to do this, remembering as Paul did when he was at his lowest 'Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.' What does Boaz say to the all, she was the one who planned all of this. The world is willing to admire him, do their Jesus Christ Superstar musicals but not follow Him as Lord. exercised his legal option to redeem both the land and Ruth before appropriate These ten elders are a picture I believe of the ten commandments that also tell us these two very things - they witness that the law itself cannot save but they also witness of the one who can. is giving his right as near kinsman to Boaz. (Rom 3:19). Why does the author believe Ruth's son is Naomi's and ceded it to him. as a vivid reminder of the Son of Man who, being rich (2 Cor. Where did Boaz go to try to 25:28). grandson. from a New Testament perspective, latent messianic implications become more This is also true of us. needed an heir to carry on the family line and provide for her; (see Deut. _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); In Naomi, Ruth and Orpah we see a backslider, a new convert and a double-minded woman. It is legal for Boaz to marry her, and be blessed Ruth 4:16-20 Then Naomi took the child and laid him in her lap, and became his nurse. Take John 15 for example. aside, sit down here. He has become her near-kinsman Ruth is the only Old Testament And he removed his sandal. 25:9). [6] ↩  This is obviously the reason the law was given by God. land through Elimelech. In what … And God remains silent.But the book of Ruth doesn’t end with despair. Ruth Bible Study Guide – 4 Free Online Lessons With Discussion Questions The book of Ruth is amazing story about providence, love, and redemption. Who is going to redeem Paul? father-in-law of Aaron (Exodus 6:23), who does not appear (in 1 Chron. Perhaps this exemplified Boaz’s desire to obey the This representative genealogy, which spans 9 centuries from Perez (ca 1885 B.C.) What makes it legal, in the he continues to bless all humanity even now because through the line of “Boaz … Boaz said, “Come over here, my friend, and sit down.” both in the redemption of the field and in marriage to “Ruth.” The story serves (1-2a) Security for Ruth through a kinsman. a stranger. The New Testament tells us that 'before this faith came, we were held prisoners by the law, locked up until faith should be revealed. The ladies in the neighborhood gave him his name. complete family (compare 1 Sam. 25:5-10), and Likewise there is only one who is our redeemer and that is the Lord Jesus  [3]  . Rom 8:1. 19. wanted to “redeem” the field that Naomi had up for sale, apparently the justice (Deut. 'So I thought to inform you, saying, 'Buy it before those who are sitting here, and before the elders of my people. And he said, 'I will redeem it.'. He is the father of Jesse, the father of David. This Bible study lesson on Ruth chapter 1 will focus on their lives and what we can learn about: a good marriage, the husband feels for the wife as Jesus did for the church. It also depends on your view of God. You may be like Naomi once was, bitter at God, or Ruth, far from the knowledge of the true God. to him, he comes over to see what Boaz wants. attach to the nearer kinsman (Deut. Admin between Ram and Amminadab (in Luke 3:33). It may feel like He slammed the door in your face and walked out for good. Salmon to David covers Joshua’s lifetime and the judges to the monarchy. It's the same with us. We see by this that the In taking the shoe off and handing it to Boaz the kinsman was symbolically indicating that he had relinquished his right to buy that land and had given that right to Boaz. What does the kinsman say in For the Christian, our positional redemption is completely past tense - we have been redeemed. Boaz called to him by name, “Come, sit here.” And he did so. This week we read through chapter 1 and get the setting and beginning of Ruths story!! God gave his law to correct this - so that 'every mouth may be closed and all the world may be accountable to God.' the husband? turn aside, sit down here. Now what about you? unto it.". would stop him. 17:6; 19:15). The sandal came off and that was that! Blue Letter Bible is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization The closer When the man gives Boaz his shoe, he var _gaq = _gaq || []; other man had the first right as the near-kinsman redeemer. var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); Chapter 4. Not because she didn't believe, but simply because she couldn't live up to the standard which was being imposed upon her. the relinquishing of his right to act as the nearest kinsman and the exchange of But as we live our lives on earth, there is also an ongoing practical redemption in which, having been freed from the penalty of sin, we are still being delivered from the power of sin. Greek texts of Luke 3:33). 12:1-2), which He took He was the father of _______, of God. 2 Then Boaz picked out ten of the elders * of the town and asked them to sit nearby. 2:10), 7.      [11] ↩  I used to read verses like this and just think that by 'life' it meant fulfilment and blessings or something. So Boaz said, “Come aside, friend, sit down here.” So he came aside and sat down. remembrance went back almost 900 years to ca 1915 B.C. generations from Pharez, Judah’s illegitimate son, to David seems to reflect the and Ruth would have a large family. 1 Boaz went to the gate * and took a seat there. Jesus has purchased us from our place of slavery to sin, Satan and the world. prophetically wrote that this city would be the birthplace of Messiah (5:2). The earth can get between the sun and the moon so that no light shines on the moon. to Nahshon) cover the patriarchal times to the Exodus and wilderness wanderings. and in the New Testament, vary? pleased, and which he confirmed by the following rite. 18. Then Boaz said to the ten elders and all the people, 'You are witnesses today that I have bought from the hand of Naomi all that belonged to Elimelech and all that belonged to Chilion and Mahlon. It is perfect and holy and if it could redeem us it would  [2]  . the near-kinsman redeemer here. 1:5-6; Luke 3:31-32). 'Moreover, I have acquired Ruth the Moabitess, the widow of Mahlon, to be my wife in order to raise up the name of the deceased on his inheritance, so that the name of the deceased may not be cut off from his brothers or from the court of his birth place; you are witnesses today.'. She perhaps had to Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible. buy the land and to marry Ruth, is shown when the man takes his shoe off, and Are you living trusting in God to produce the life he requires or striving forth in a vain attempt to do what only He can do? the kinsman is Boaz's older brother? Not so! 10. and pleasing to God. There is nothing wrong with the law but something seriously wrong with our sinful nature. Boaz Marries Ruth. Ruth 4:4 "And I thought to advertise thee, saying, Buy [it] before the ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? Now there is a new twist to He does not love Ruth, as Boaz does, or nothing “Our brother Elimelech’s”: 22:23-28). front of the witnesses? Ruth 4:3 "And he said unto the kinsman, Naomi, that is come again out of the So for people who have placed their trust in Jesus and allowed Him to redeem them, the law has no more right to walk over (condemn) that person. Ruth 4 Commentary, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this commentary, by the leading authority in the Church of Christ, presents a verse level look at the Bible. [1] ↩  Here is a small clue if you're really not sure. This kinsman, when he heard the conditions of … It's the same picture as Ruth. 25:47-48), from poverty (Lev. He will be descended from who was the father of ______. There are only two ways of being redeemed and bought back to God - either you believe in the work of the Lord Jesus Christ in dying for you on the cross or you live in total obedience to the law of God, not breaking one commandment your whole life! Ruth 4:19 "And Hezron begat Ram, and Ram begat Amminadab,". It is true that Ruth had been Have you felt the conflict over where your deliverance comes from? 8:9), willingly BOAZ CALLS INTO JUDGMENT THE NEXT KINSMAN. Privacy Policy; © 2019 A Bible Study. the mother of Judah (by Jacob), their namesake descendant (Gen. 29:35). And they sat down. " seed that comes is speaking of the Lord Jesus Christ. place to transact business in ancient times (2 Sam. ', Come on. Ruth Bears Obed, the Grandfather of David 13 So Boaz took Ruth, and she was his wife: and when he went in unto her, the LORD gave her conception, and she bare a son. Rom 7:4 tells us that 'you also were made to die to the law... so that you may be joined to another (Jesus)... in order that you might bear fruit for God!' And God loves to make a 'somebody', out of a 'nobody.'. As we come to the end of our study and we see the blessing of God restored to Naomi. 4:4). elders, after he receives the shoe of the kinsman? Site by: My GeekolaMy Geekola Ruth 4:17 "And the women her neighbors gave it a name, saying, There is a son I. Bible Study on the Book of Ruth 4 Life is like a grindstone, someone once said, and whether it grinds you down or polishes you depends on what you are made of. 1 Meanwhile Boaz went up to the town gate and sat down there just as the guardian-redeemer # 4:1 The Hebrew word for guardian-redeemer is a legal term for one who has the obligation to redeem a relative in serious difficulty (see Lev. purchased Ruth to be his _______. sell the land for a living. The fruit which a free yet dependant Christian produces is from the Spirit in him and could never be produced by some just trying to be good. The levirate principle appears first in (Revelation chapters 19 and 20), through the lineage of David’s grandfather Ruth 4:3-4 Then he said to the closest relative, 'Naomi, who has come back from the land of Moab, has to sell the piece of land which belonged to our brother Elimelech. Boaz has fulfilled the law. 24:21) was an important feature that the ), specifically names 10 generations. var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; Now which one shall I choose? God can seem distant when dreams fade, people die, or careers fail. country of Moab, selleth a parcel of land, which [was] our brother Elimelech's:". to Top. worthily in Ephratah, and be famous in Beth-lehem:". And he took ten men of the elders of the city and said, 'Sit down here.' "And it shall be, when he lieth down, that thou shalt mark the place where he shall lie, and thou shalt … witnesses. He was the father of _______, There was only one who would redeem Ruth and that is Boaz. Savior of all men (Acts 4:12). I believe that the closer relative is a picture of the law and this should become clear through the verses to come. 13. Contrast Ruth’s life in Moab with her life in Israel. Since the beginning of creation God has given us a daily picture of this. So the closer relative couldn't redeem. “Obed … Jesse … David”: This If you missed chapter one click here. There were ten elders who were called to witness two things - firstly they witnessed that the closer relative couldn't redeem  [6]  , and secondly, they witnessed that Boaz could. 'I will redeem it' he responds and he fully intends to do what he says! Moabite. 1. [8]  Psalm 127:3 says 'Behold, children are a gift of the Lord; the fruit of the womb is a reward.' What did it mean for him to Others think that there was a risk (which he would not incur) of the go‘el‘s own name being blotted out from his inheritance Rth 4:10 . that David’s lineage extends further back through Judah (Gen. 49:8-12), Jacob Ruth is finally free to marry Boaz  [7]  and we read that not long after 'the Lord enabled her to conceive, and she gave birth to a son.' 5. Would you currently say that you are fruitful or barren  [9]  ? “Like Rachel and like Leah”: Enter Jesus! Rachel and like Leah, which two did build the house of Israel: and do thou This is just what Boaz wanted to hear. Heb 12:2 Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, Ruth Chapter 1 Bible Study: Counting the Cost, Ruth Chapter 2 Bible Study: Growing in Grace, Ruth Chapter 3 Bible Study: Rewards through Refining, Ruth Chapter 4 Bible Study: Fruits of Freedom, What part the law now plays in our Christian life. book that puts king David in the line of Judah. Boaz and Ruth had discussed on your property or your belongings” (Deut. Boaz and Ruth became husband (Gen. 28:10-17, and Isaac (Gen. 26:24), to Abraham (Gen. 12:1-3). Verses 18-19: “Hezron” If you will redeem it, redeem it; but if not, tell me that I may know; for there is no one but you to redeem it, and I am after you.'' 25:5-6). the direct lineage of Jesus. 28. A. Some Hebrew manuscripts also include Perez, the firstborn of twins by Tamar, became the 2. 1:1). So he drew So true! establish incontestable succession by way of the more notable ancestors. Not only is he pictured here as a redeemer but also as a restorer of life. sandal, most likely that of the nearer relative. The law is also very useful, because it shows us our defections and stains. Done and dusted, nothing will ever change that. Boaz had done everything decently is indeed, the God of the Gentiles as well as the Jews. first son, Er, when denied a levirate marriage to Judah’s remaining son, Shelah This restored the family line”. Perpetuation of the family name (1 Sam. Webmaster@bible-studys.org “I have bought”: Boaz Chapter 4 starts then, with this mysterious close relative. As Christians the fruit in our lives is our character and also other people that have been drawn to the Lord because of our witness. Its not freedom to do whatever you like, but freedom to live in a relationship dependant upon Jesus to produce in you what you never could. Boaz had these men as Now Boaz went up to the gate and sat down there; and behold, the close relative of whom Boaz had spoken came by. place where public affairs were carried on, especially for the administration of Ruth 4:20 "And Amminadab begat Nahshon, and Nahshon begat Salmon,". Ever felt like this? "So he drew off his shoe": 2nd thoughts from the closer relative, Ruth 4:5-6 Then Boaz said, 'On the day you buy the field from the hand of Naomi, you must also acquire Ruth the Moabitess, the widow of the deceased, in order to raise up the name of the deceased on his inheritance.' Done and dusted, nothing will ever change that. King James Bible - Parallel Ruth Chapter: 4. said, I will redeem [it].". 16. It doesn't save us from the penalty of sin or from the power of sin. ancient name of Bethlehem (Gen. 35:19; 48:7; see note on 1:2). We may assume, that Naomi This is a great picture of the law of God. Ruth. Who had told this to Boaz, See note on 4:18. “Seed”: The firstborn son Where did Boaz go to try to “I mar mine own inheritance”: Rachel and Leah had been the mothers (1-8) Boaz marries Ruth. 15:2; Job 29:7; Lam. Ruth 4:8 "Therefore the kinsman said unto Boaz, Buy [it] for thee. And that's why when it lists the fruit of Spirit in Galatians 5:22 it ends with 'against such things there is no law.' gave his full consent to it, that he should make the purchase of it if he It is like the looking-glass which my lady holds up to her face, that she may see if there be any spot on it. and in the New Testament, vary. (9-12) Birth of Obed. What does the kinsman say in to Obed, not Boaz (4:11), who cared for Naomi in her latter years. Obviously he needed to pay the price that we could be bought back to God, but he never intended our salvation to end there. this grandson. “Ephratah … Beth-lehem”: The 2 Boaz took ten of the elders(D)of the town and said, “Sit here,” and they did so. Verses 1-6: To “redeem” during grandson. This boy is like her son. Verses 4-7: At this time in Boaz will belong to whom? Scripture at (Gen. 38:8; Matt. 'May he also be to you a restorer of life and a sustainer of your old age; for your daughter-in-law, who loves you and is better to you than seven sons, has given birth to him. Both the “field” that Boaz bought and the hand of “Ruth” in marriage. To her, while growing up, God was simply looking upon her efforts to see how well she did. It is also about our relationship with Jesus Christ. This kind of tradition appears (in Deut. Satan uses the law to condemn us, planting thoughts in our mind that God is angry and far from us. Verses 19-20: “Amminadab”: The Simple really. “Buy it”: As authorized by the and willing to serve fully as the “. the Lord has prepared Christ’s line of descent in David, through Boaz and Obed, He was not a young man so imagine how thrilled he would have been to now have someone to share his life with. omitted between Salmon and Boaz (ca 1160 – 1090 B.C.). I am so excited to start this new Bible study on Mondays!! The proof that Boaz is free to The land was not to be sold to catch the kinsman of Ruth and Naomi? indeed a Hebrew of high morals. catch the kinsman of Ruth and Naomi? 2:12-15; Matt. Then went Boaz up to the gate of the city--a roofed building, unenclosed by walls; the place where, in ancient times, and in many Eastern towns still, all business transactions are made, and where, therefore, the kinsman was most likely to be found. Boaz has accomplished exactly Now, she All rights reserved. The LORD gave Ruth conception, 4 Meanwhile Boaz went up to the town gate(A)and sat down there just as the guardian-redeemer[a](B)he had mentioned(C)came along. Who did Boaz take with him to The Book of Ruth Bible Study Chapter Four. The moon (a picture of the church) has no light of its own. of the tribes of Israel. How does the wife feel about Ruth 4:18 "Now these [are] the generations of Pharez: Pharez begat Hezron,". To show man that he couldn't be holy apart from God's life. Ruth 4:9 "And Boaz said unto the elders, and [unto] all the people, Ye [are] II. family record was not necessarily to include every generation, but rather to Boaz deliberately He has to look elsewhere and having reached this point he immediately sees the answer 'Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord.'. Although this genealogy only goes back to Perez, it conclusively establishes For Naomi in her bosom, and she had a wife and children already, and the unnamed were... 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