The story of Ruth and Boaz is one of the Bible's most beloved love stories. But far more than a tale of human romance and relational interaction, the book of Ruth elevates the theme of love to the realm of providence and redemption. In this study through Ruth, Skip Heitzig shows how God works in the lives of ordinary people to accomplish His purposes and how, in marrying Ruth, Boaz exemplifies a kinsman-redeemer.
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The undercurrent of God's providence runs throughout the book of Ruth—showing us that God is working even when we can't see Him. The events of Ruth unfolded during the time of judges, and through this book, we learn that God can work good in terrible circumstances, and even in the bleakest times, He can accomplish the brightest things.
The story of Boaz the redeemer echoes the redemption story of mankind. The book of Ruth shows us that we can rest in God's providence and the knowledge that our redemption is His alone to fulfill. We are so precious to Jesus that He would pay the ultimate price for our redemption.