Yes. B. Now she is a follower of Yahweh. conservative Christian faith, which includes a firm belief in the inerrancy Pentateuch (List out similarities between Boaz and Jesus.). Character Trait #2 – Boaz was open and transparent (sin hates the dark). Boaz had a love for Ruth that was public, a love that wanted to be publicly witnessed and registered. Jesus paid a price far greater than Boaz did. 3. Every fifty years, it had be returned to the original family group (Leviticus 25:8-17). Historical Books I am bitter.” This time she doesn’t correct them because her bitterness is gone. Boaz receives a great blessing from all the people who witness this. C. Redemption is an act of love – Boaz clearly loved Ruth. He has a task. Jesus’ sacrifice for us a willing choice. The Gospels Then He sacrificed His life by dying on the cross for your sins. a. Usernames should only contain letters, numbers, dots, dashes, or underscores. Character Trait #1 – Naomi was satisfied, “The women said to Naomi: “Praise be to the Lord, who this day has not left you without a guardian-redeemer. Reading: Ruth 4: 1-8 1 Now Boaz had gone up to the gate and sat down there. i. Ask more questions. b. So they sat down. Spend time with each other together with other believers. 2 And he took ten men of the elders of the city and said, Money was required to purchase the field. Now this man came by the city gates as Boaz sat there. - Boaz, as kinsman-redeemer to Ruth, took her as his bride; the people Jesus has redeemed are collectively called His bride (Ephesians 5:31-32; Revelation 21:9). 1. But Boaz knew exactly what he was doing, and he had the situation all under control. He could also be called the “forgotten one.”. Why do you think he was not willing to redeem Ruth? You will receive our practical and in-depth Bible study of Hebrews in .epub and .pdf versions delivered to your inbox. Boaz was next in line behind this other man in his right to buy it. Her culture and her family were clouded in darkness. ii. Character Trait #3 – Boaz practice clear and respectful communication. So he took off his sandal. The first possibility is that they will never get it. Jesus too loved us while we were still sinners. In verse 11 the people ask the Lord to bless her as Rachel and Leah, two of the matriarchs of Israel. Next he got a group of the elders together. The city gate is where important transactions would take place. Ruth had no money to offer. Now Boaz went: The previous chapter left us at a dramatic point. Hello Friends, Last month, I really enjoyed studying the book of Ruth as a part of February’s To-Do List. Grand love affairs! "Indeed, it seems that Pharez was the ancestor of the Bethlehemites in general (1 Ch. A foreign woman was elevated to a very high status as one of the important family members of the house of Israel, just like we too are elevated to a high status when God adopts us as His children. Instead get together “in the church.” And I don’t mean only in the church building on Sundays. It seems like he does not care. This is a marvelous demonstration of what God can do through one poor woman who gets right with Him. To prolong this time of uncertainty for them, would be cruel and selfish. Because of Boaz's wise (perhaps shrewd) way of framing the occasion, this was the first time the nearer kinsman considered this, and it was a pretty big question to take in all at once. He would naturally have known the situation with Ruth and Naomi. Prophets Some might of have thought Boaz's plan was foolish: to gain Ruth by offering her and her land to the nearer kinsman. When Israel came into the Promised Land during the days of Joshua, the land was divided among the tribes and then among the family groups. A. i. 1. In verse 18 of chapter 3, Naomi told Ruth that Boaz would not rest until he has settled it today. (Rth 4:14-16) The blessed life of Naomi. Both Naomi and Ruth experienced the heartache of losing a spouse and having no one left to carry on their family line. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation. -------------------- What is the result for Boaz? What does this mean to you? Result – Was he rich? What blessing did Ruth™s marriage and the birth of a son bring to Naomi? And the purpose is the purpose of God." You need to have quality time talking to each other. Do you feel your life is empty like Naomi did? Pauline Epistles If you were to read through chapter four looking for a key word, you would probably notice that a form of the word redeem is mentioned twelve times. range of evangelical traditions, all of the ideas and principles conveyed In what ways is Boaz a type of Christ? We have already seen that Boaz is a type of Christ. I just quickly want to highlight the relative in this passage. So although Boaz does all the work and pays the price himself, it is still a two-way road. Contrast Ruth’s life in Moab with her life in Israel. Are you ready for marriage? (Kidner). You have much to be thankful for. Luke-Acts Let’s read: Cross-Reference – Deuteronomy 25:5-10 – “When brothers live together and one of them dies and has no son, the wife of the deceased shall not be married outside the family to a strange man. In verse 14 the people say, “Blessed is the Lord who has not left you without a redeemer.” They recognize that this amazing story we have been studying is made possible because of the Lord. God might have sent an angel to save us, but the angel would not have been our kinsman. Questions to Consider. His actions are open and public for all to see because he has nothing to hide. 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The near kinsman of who Boaz had spoken came by, On the day you buy the field from the hand of Naomi, you must also buy it from Ruth the Moabitess, Buy it from Ruth the Moabitess, the wife of the dead, to perpetuate the name of the dead through his inheritance, You redeem my right of redemption for yourself, for I cannot redeem it, It was the custom in former times in Israel, Boaz said to the elders and all the people, That the name of the dead may not be cut off from among his brethren and from the gate of this place, All the people who were at the gate, and the elders, said, "We are witnesses", May your house be like the house of Perez, Who has not left you this day without a close relative, David Guzik :: Génesis 14 – Abram Rescata a Lot y Conoce a Melquisedec, G1 - alpha - Strong's Greek Lexicon (KJV), David Guzik :: Hechos 9 – La Conversión de Saulo de Tarso, David Guzik :: 1 Corintios 7 – Principios Sobre el Matrimonio y la Soltería, A Summary of Each Bible Book - Study Resources, Chuck Smith :: Sermon Notes for Matthew 7:6, David Guzik :: Génesis 3 – La tentación y caída del hombre, Jehovah's Witnesses, Jesus and the Holy Trinity (Walter Martin), Revelation 4-6 (1982-85 Audio) (Chuck Smith), Expostion of John the Baptist (Chuck Missler), Sermon on the Mount Part 1 (Chuck Missler), Intro. 2. i. He was not the only person able to this by the law, but he was the only one willing to do it. It was also to keep land allotted to members of the clan within the clan. But although the first child would be biologically his, in legal terms the child would be the dead brother’s. So Boaz said, "Come aside, friend, sit down here." Ruth's story from the Bible is a remarkable journey of faith and of God using anyone to do His wll. Jesus' motivation for redeeming us is His great love for us. But if you do fight, then try to keep it limited to the facts. i. Look again at verses 11-12. (Rth 2:1) Naomi's kinsman: Boaz. 1. But in this case, because there was no lack of honor was involved, they just did the part of the ceremony involving the sandal. B. From the very beginning he treated Ruth and Naomi with compassion. And if he persists and says, ‘I do not desire to take her,’then his brother’s wife shall come to him in the sight of the elders, and pull his sandal off his foot and spit in his face; and she shall declare, ‘Thus it is done to the man who does not build up his brother’s house.’“In Israel his name shall be called, ‘The house of him whose sandal is removed.”. B. But He loved us. i. The aspect that Boaz portrays is Christ as our redeemer. Over 50,000 words of in depth discovery questions, teaching points, and applications cover each chapter in 23 lessons. 1. The New Testament b. Moreover, Ruth the Moabitess, the widow of Mahlon, I have acquired as my wife, to perpetuate the name of the dead through his inheritance, that the name of the dead may not be cut off from among his brethren and from his position at the gate. “The Lord gave her conception”: As with Rachel (Gen. 30:22) and Leah (Gen. 29:31), so also with Ruth … He knows what needs to be done and he does it without wasting time. Today, God will bless those wanting to get married in the same way if they will only put Him first. Luke-Acts The piece of land: When Boaz brought the matter up to the nearer kinsman, he brought it up as a matter regarding property - something any man would be interested in. She knew what kind of a person Boaz was. Now we come to Boaz’s most significant character trait. So Boaz was humble enough that he was willing to submit himself to the wise counsel of his elders. Historical Books Interestingly, he is not even named. All the people who were at the gate, and the elders, said, "We are witnesses": No doubt, the crowd cheered! Help us continue to create Bible study resources by supporting Study and Obey for as little as $1..fusion-button.button-3{width:auto}Support. (cp. Ruth IV. And I emphasize man! Fast forward a few years. Do not make assumptions. Yet, there was a kinsman closer to Ruth and he had priority. You'll find all this and more in the Book of Ruth.. Well, sort of. 2. Why did he meet him in at the town gate instead of privately? Ruth 4:11-12 – Then the elders and all the people at the gate said, “We are witnesses. (4:14-15,17) 9. a. She had married the son of an Israelite family while they were living in Moab, but at some point her father-in-law, her husband, and her husband’s only brother died. iii. In verse 1, he called to his “friend” to turn aside. Available exclusively on Amazon both in Paperback & Kindle.. In this story, Ruth asks Boaz to redeem her. But fifty years is a long time. -------------------- Why does Ruth not come under the prohibition of Israelites marrying foreign women? Ruth 4 - NIV: Meanwhile Boaz went up to the town gate and sat down there just as the guardian-redeemer he had mentioned came along. How had Naomi’s situation changed since chapter 1? But Boaz's plan had a surprise and an unexpected wisdom to it. The problem of dividing that inheritance among future children he would have with Ruth was more than he wanted to deal with. The decision was final. But the seemingly foolish plan did work. The Old Testament Grace puts its hand on the boasting mouth, and shuts it once for all. In verse 1, Boaz went up to the gate. In fact, if read carefully, and without a 21st century idea of sexual permissiveness, it becomes clear that the writer is implying that both of them acted virtuously in a situation that could have turned out otherwise. Blue Letter Bible is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. But Boaz knew that Ruth and Naomi were waiting for his decision. Ruth Chapter 4 Summary. Are there any important principles about communication found here? He told him that he wasn't only dealing with Naomi and the property of Elimelech, he also had to deal with Ruth. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select a Beginning Point The Book of Ruth Introduction. He does all the work. (Kidner). Visit our library of inductive Bible studies for more in depth inductive studies on this and other books of the Bible you can use in your small group. Once Jesus saves us, we are saved. What was Gehenna? a. I cannot redeem it for myself: Though it would be great to receive the property associated with Ruth, the nearer kinsman knew that taking her into his home and raising up her children would ruin his own inheritance. This was a big blessing to put on Boaz and Ruth. In verse 6 he says, “I cannot redeem it for myself, because I would jeopardize mine own inheritance.” What does he mean? 4. The Old Testament b. A man could decide he didn’t want to to do this. There was no going back. d. Come aside, friend, sit down here: Literally, in the ancient Hebrew, when Boaz greeted the nearer kinsman he called him "Mr. The word redemption means “the action of gaining or regaining possession of something in exchange for payment, the clearing of a debt.”, I read another story of a man who went to a slave market. b. I want to be your servant!”. Pentateuch Application: When everything seems to be going well, and you receive what you long for, do not forget to give thanks to God. “He went in unto her”: Old Testament euphemism for sexual intercourse. 3. About everything. How will you respond? Passwords should have at least 6 characters. - Boaz, as kinsman-redeemer to Ruth, provided a glorious destiny for Ruth. Here are three possible ways you can apply what you have learned in our study of Ruth. If you came to GICF today feeling empty, then I hope you will go away full. 1. of Scripture. Ruth was lost, but now she is found – Let’s read verses 11, 13 and 15. What does Ruth say in this passage (hint: nothing)? Discussion questions to encourage interaction. Singles, your relationship should be open and transparent, completely in the light. Character Trait #1 – Boaz was proactive. He realized this was a very important decision and he wanted to make sure it was done properly and in agreement with Scriptural principles. Deut. He conducts this business at the city gate. Limited as we are to one lifetime, each of us sees so little of what happens. Prophets iv. (Huey). Poetical Books In what ways were you full even when you felt empty? A verification email has been sent to the address you provided. Wisdom Literature He did indeed become famous just like they said in verse 12. Quiz on the Book of Ruth. They bless him with a great family and a great house. ii. But it also required giving up one’s own rights. New Ask Random Sign Up Donate. He is the only one who can save us. Each day may be a struggle with feelings of bitterness or resentment. We see in the closing genealogy that Boaz was the great-grandfather of David. c. You redeem my right of redemption for yourself, for I cannot redeem it: These were glorious words in the ears of Ruth and Naomi. And behold, the redeemer, of whom Boaz had spoken, came by. The Old Testament Notice that throughout the passage Boaz is taking initiative. Talk. We can't blame Naomi - we certainly do the same kind of thing. 2. But you aren't on a desert island. He is not embarrassed or shy. 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He has a mission. Unnamed relative III. And that means that all the kings of Judah were descended from Boaz and Jesus himself was too. The Gospels 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. Ruth 1-4 10 Questions | By Jenjen3092 | Last updated: Mar 27, 2014 | Total Attempts: 3412 Questions All questions 5 questions 6 questions 7 questions 8 questions 9 questions 10 questions - Universal Beginnings (Chuck Missler). Visit our library of inductive Bible studies for more in depth inductive studies on this and other books of the Bible you can use in your small group. The nearer kinsman declines his right of redemption. Notice how quickly he agrees to buy the field in verse 4. He does not first waste time talking about the harvest or the weather or the World Cup. 25:25-55); also in verses 3, 6, 8 and 14. But don’t stay there. Major Prophets The LORD gave her conception: The gift of children was never taken for granted in Israel. What did Naomi mean when she said she wanted to “seek rest” for Ruth? There is a purpose in it all. Are you interested in a girl? The relative was not willing to redeem Ruth because he was not willing to give up his rights. a. Naomi … sold the piece of land: The duty of the goel - the kinsman-redeemer - was more than the duty to preserve the family name of his brother in Israel. There he saw a delicate girl about to be sold as a slave. How long will this last? That the name of the dead may not be cut off from among his brethren and from the gate of this place is a good description of the idea of preserving the posterity of the deceased. God will accept you and fill you and give you His joy. Be humble enough to ask for help and listen to counsel. Naomi was the one whose original returning to the LORD began all this great work of God. God instituted what is often called Levirate marriage as a way to protect and take care of widows and also keep alive the deceased’s name and inheritance. Thus, the conclusions and applications which follow will flow not only from chapter 4, but from our entire study of Judges and Ruth. Wisdom Literature From eternity, God planned to bring Ruth and Boaz together, and thus make Bethlehem His entrance point for the coming of Jesus as our true Kinsman-Redeemer, fully God and fully man. c. Like the house of Perez: What was so special about Perez? (Rth 4:7-8) The custom of the sandal in transactions. Cross-Reference – Proverbs 11:14, “For lack of guidance a nation falls, but with many counselors there is victory.”. Answer: Ruth was “of the women of Moab” but was genetically linked to Israel through Lot, the nephew of Abraham (Ruth 1:4; Genesis 11:31; 19:37). -------------------- Minor Prophets Relevant easy to understand teaching points. Why do you think he was willing to redeem the field? Boaz said, “Come over here, my friend, and sit down.” So he went over and sat down. Home >> Bible Studies >> Ruth >> Ruth 4 These small group studies of Ruth contain outlines, cross-references, Bible study discussion questions, teaching points, and applications. Did the witnesses agree? Like Rachel and Leah: These two had thirteen children between them, and were the "mothers" of the whole nation of Israel. Again, the kinsman-redeemer had the responsibility to protect the persons, property, and posterity of the larger family - and all of these duties went together. As we see in this passage, this was optional. God has filled your life with good gifts. 1) When Ruth goes out to glean, who does she say she will follow? take Ruth, the woman he loved, as his wife. Boaz did not do this out of selfish motivations. By proceeding, you consent to our cookie usage. Romans 5:8 says, “But God demonstrated His own love for us in this, while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”, And Ephesians 1:7 says, “In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace.”. -------------------- After all, Ruth was a Moabite; this opportunity could have made Boaz reconsider the nice Jewish girls. 3. Spiritually, we need to come to Bethlehem and let Jesus redeem us. We want to help you study the Bible, obey the Bible, and teach the Bible to others. (Rth 4:6) The nearer kinsman declines his right of redemption towards the property and posterity of Elimelech. i. Isaiah 54:4-8 describes the beautiful ministry of the LORD as our goel - our kinsman-redeemer: Do not fear, for you will not be disgraced, for you will not be put to shame … your [Kinsman] Redeemer is the Holy One of Israel … For the LORD has called you like a woman forsaken and grieved in spirit … with everlasting kindness I will have mercy on you, says the LORD, your [Kinsman] Redeemer. Moreover, Pharez gave his name to the section of the tribe of Judah that was descended from him (Num. God wants you to do it!". The blessing came true. Home > Content Index > Books of the Bible > Ruth Questions about Ruth. -------------------- Spend some time in prayer thanking God for the many good gifts in your life. What should you do with good news? When she looked at it, she started shouting, “My reedemer! Jesus used this place as a representation of the eternal lake of fire which face those who don’t believe in him. The writer of Ruth never identified the name of the nearer kinsman, because he was not worthy of the honor. And Boaz immediately started the ball rolling. Then he said to the close relative, "Naomi, who has come back from the country of Moab, sold the piece of land which belonged to our brother Elimelech. Jesus, as our redeemer, provides a glorious destiny for us. How could that work? This would be a financial expense. - Boaz, as kinsman-redeemer to Ruth, was not motivated by self-interest, but motivated by love for Ruth. We should learn that all things work together for good for those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose (Romans 8:28). He selflessly gave what he had. Don’t get away from the church when dating so that you can feel free with fewer eyes watching you. Major Prophets You can ask a question such as “I understand that you are saying such and such, is that what you are saying?” Through this way you can eliminate misunderstandings. So-and-so." If Naomi had not decided to go back to Bethlehem, the land of Israel, and the God of Israel, none of this would have happened. Ruth was redeemed. David Guzik :: Study Guide for Ruth 4 ... and it was a pretty big question to take in all at once. i. General Epistles The process of history is not haphazard. Romance! iii. Then what? If you do, you will have a much healthier relationship and since it is on a strong foundation, it will last. God works out His purpose, generation after generation. i. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. In verse 20 of chapter one she says, “Do not call me Naomi; call me Mara, for the Almighty has afflicted me.”. Pentateuch If you have not yet accepted Jesus’ offer to redeem you, then please don’t wait. Application: Although I am not teaching a marriage seminar, the more I studied this passage the more I realized that many points are very applicable to singles looking to get married. On the threshingfloor, under the open air, in order to sleep, and take rest. C.H. Ruth: God’s Amazing Love for You An In-depth Bible Study. And it worked! They heard from his own lips that he would exercise his right at kinsman-redeemer, and that meant that he would gain not only the property in question, but also marry Ruth - instead of Boaz. Blessed be the LORD: Look at blessed Naomi! And Boaz said to the elders and all the people, "You are witnesses this day that I have bought all that was Elimelech's, and all that was Chilion's and Mahlon's, from the hand of Naomi. ", ii. He is their closest relative, but in the first three chapters he is never once mentioned. Here in chapter four we see this coming true. If Ruth did not want him, then it would not have happened. F. Redemption is irreversible – At the end of the passage the other relative removed his sandal and gave it to Boaz. And in the end God gave him much more blessings than he ever had before. i. Clear communication will help your relationship get started off on the right foot. Pauline Epistles And Jesus was willing to pay a far greater price for us, His own blood. May the Lord make the woman who is coming into your home like Rachel and Leah, who together built up the family of Israel. Confess your sins to Him. Once He brings us into His family, He will not toss us out again. The story of Ruth and Boaz is one of the most beautiful examples of God’s love and sovereignty recorded in the Bible.Woven through out this beautiful love story is a greater story of God’s amazing love for us. Ruth 4 – The Marriage of Boaz and Ruth A. “It shall be that the firstborn whom she bears shall assume the name of his dead brother, so that his name will not be blotted out from Israel. Naomi V. Jesus. What do these preparations say about Boaz? Her cup is full. Some may want to wait to enjoy their last days of freedom as a bachelor. Redemption is public – Boaz redeemed Ruth publicly in the sight of all. " And he said, "I will redeem it.". Who has not left you this day without a close relative: It was fitting that these blessings in the life of Naomi be given so much attention at the end of the book. need to hear the answer: "Yes - on a desert island. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select a Beginning Point Then they will be disappointed to find out that riches cannot make one happy. Poetical Books "Doubtless Boaz both knew his name, and called him by it; but it is omitted by the holy writer, partly because it was unnecessary to know it; and principally in way of contempt, as is usual, and a just punishment upon him, that he who would not preserve his brother's name might lose his own, and lie buried in the grave of perpetual oblivion." Cross-Reference – 1 John 1:5-7, “This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. Ok, maybe its not quite 100% true. He felt compassion for her and did not want her to end up in rough hands. My redeemer! (Rth 4:11-12) The blessing of the witnesses to the wedding. Boaz was the second in line. Ruth 4:1-4 = He presented Naomi's land as being for sale, but he had to marry the non-Israelite woman, Ruth, to buy it. General Epistles Also, don’t be wishy washy toward girls. 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