Much can be learned from the story of Ruth. Joe Stowell has an excellent 3-Part message.
(These notes are not organized. Sorry.)
Boaz was the kinsman redeemer. Jesus is our kinsman redeemer.
God has Hesed love. This Hebrew word is powerful and often used in the Bible (OT, I believe; in NT, Agape is commonly used). Commonly translated as “loving-kindness.” A common term in the Bible for describing God’s love for mankind. RC Sproul (in https://www.ligonier.org/blog/what-hesed/) says:
There may be no more significant Old Testament description of how God relates to His people than this Hebrew word hesed. I argue that the best translation of this term would be “loyal love.” God loves His people genuinely, immutably, loyally. Both the love and the loyalty are, of course, tightly bound together. That is, just as one cannot love capriciously so one cannot be loyal without love. God is for His people, and will never cease to be for them.
The two great commandments are strongly tied to each other.
God’s care for people is throughout the Bible.
Boaz is a hero. We need to be willing to be a hero.
Interesting Trivia: Sodom – In Ezekiel 16:49 we read that Sodom sinned (among other sins) by not aiding the poor and needy.
Disciples of John the Baptist ask Jesus if he is the Messiah. Jesus’ reply (Matt 11:4-5) is report what you see, I make the blind see, the lame walk, poor are told the good news. Jesus came to show us many things. One of the primary things is God’s hesed love for the people, the poor and needy.
Understanding the Will of God – Taking God’s Heart into our Hands – 6 steps of a pattern of life:
- Embraced the will and the ways of God.
- Have a willing attitude.
- Take appropriate action (with integrity).
- Take the risk.
- Dispersed his resources.
- Enjoy the reward.
For God’s sake be a superman for someone.