Series: This Is Us
May 10, 2020 | Dr. Wes George
Passage: Ruth 1:1-4:22
God established the home in Genesis 1-2.
He created a man to be the husband-father.
He created a woman to be the wife-mother.
This is God’s creative design established at the beginning.
The Fall impacted everything including the family. Genesis 3
Jesus came to redeem everything lost in the Fall including the family.
God’s plan includes mothers making a difference.
15 Then she said, “Behold, your sister-in-law has gone back to her people and her gods; return after your sister-in-law.”16 But Ruth said, “Do not urge me to leave you or turn back from following you; for where you go, I will go, and where you lodge, I will lodge. Your people shall be my people, and your God, my God. 17 “Where you die, I will die, and there I will be buried. Thus may the Lord do to me, and worse, if anything but death parts you and me.”18 When she saw that she was determined to go with her, she said no more to her.
Ruth trusted God early in life.
Ruth trusted God through the difficulties of life. Ruth 1
James 1:2-3 Consider it all joy, my brethren , when you encounter various trials, 3 knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance.
She was influenced by a godly mother-in-law.
She made a critical choice that impacted everything.
Ruth sought the grace based favor of a kinsmen redeemer. Ruth 2-3
1 Now Naomi had a kinsman of her husband, a man of great wealth, of the family of Elimelech, whose name was Boaz.
10 Then she fell on her face, bowing to the ground and said to him, “Why have I found favor in your sight that you should take notice of me, since I am a foreigner?”
12 “May the Lord reward your work, and your wages be full from the Lord, the God of Israel, under whose wings you have come to seek refuge.”
Ruth was blessed exponentially by trusting God. 4
She was blessed with a husband and a child.
13 So Boaz took Ruth, and she became his wife, and he went in to her. And the Lord enabled her to conceive, and she gave birth to a son.
She was blessed to bless her mother-in-law with a grandchild.
4:14 Then the women said to Naomi, “Blessed is the LORD who has not left you without a redeemer today, and may his name become famous in Israel.”
She was blessed by God’s providential hand for His glory.
Matthew 1:5-6 Salmon was the father of Boaz by Rahab, Boaz was the father of Obed by Ruth, and Obed the father of Jesse. 6 Jesse was the father of David the king.
Matthew 1:16-17 Jacob was the father of Joseph the husband of Mary, by whom Jesus was born, who is called the Messiah. 17 So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations; from David to the deportation to Babylon, fourteen generations; and from the deportation to Babylon to the Messiah, fourteen generations.