April 6, 2018
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He Lives to Redeem US

From the Book of Ruth ( OT), we can better understand why Christ ( our brother, first among the living) is the true kinsman Redeemer for all who call on him by faith today. The Old Testament, from the beginning, reveals God’s plan for the redemption of mankind. From Genesis to the book Revelation, the old testament redemptive plan was a shadow illustrated by the Jewish people of the glory of God for you and me. In the New Testament God has revealed himself and His redemptive plan through Christ Jesus to the world, to Jew and Non-Jewish. In former days He was known as Israel’s redeemer but today He is the world’s Redeemer. In other words for all people, male and female alike. God through His Son Christ took the responsibility of kinsman redeemer so significant in the salvation of the world that he laid His life on the cross, in order that he might redeem you and me- to be our deliverer, protector, and defender just as Boaz had done for Ruth, where others were not willing. The world may not be able to satisfy your greatest needs, Christ will. The story of Christ’s sacrifice doesn’t end with His death on the cross. He Lives to Redeem US!
 
From a commentator who writes:
 
So what is a kinsman redeemer? The kinsman-redeemer is a male relative who, according to various laws of the Pentateuch (first 5 books of the OT), had the privilege or responsibility to act on behalf of a relative who was in trouble, danger, or needs. The Hebrew term (go el) for kinsman-redeemer designates one who delivers or rescues (Genesis 48:16; Exodus 6:6) or redeems property or person (Leviticus 27:9–25, 25:47–55). The kinsman who redeems or vindicates a relative is illustrated most clearly in the book of Ruth, where the kinsman-redeemer is Boaz.
 
The story of Ruth and Boaz begins when Ruth and her mother-in-law, Naomi, return to Bethlehem from Moab where they had been living. Naomi’s husband and both sons, one the husband of Ruth, had died, leaving the women penniless and without a male protector. Upon arriving in Bethlehem, Naomi sends Ruth to glean in the fields of Boaz, a wealthy relative of Naomi to whom they, through a series of divinely appointed circumstances, appeal as their go el. Boaz acquiesces, willingly takes Ruth as his wife, and together they bear a son named Obed who became the grandfather of David, the forefather of Jesus.
 
Yahweh is Israel’s Redeemer, the one who promises to defend and vindicate them. He is both Father and Deliverer (Exodus 20:2). There are numerous Old Testament appeals to God as the rescuer of the weak and needy (Psalm 82:4; Daniel 6:27; Jeremiah 20:13) and preserver of the sheep of Israel (Ezekiel 34:10–12, 22).
 
In the New Testament, Christ is often regarded as an example of a kinsman-redeemer because, as our brother (Hebrews 2:11), He also redeems us because of our great need, one that only He can satisfy. In Ruth 3:9, we see a beautiful and poignant picture of the needy supplicant, unable to rescue herself, requesting of the kinsman-redeemer that he cover her with his protection, redeem her, and make her his wife. In the same way, the Lord Jesus Christ bought us for Himself, out of the curse, out of our destitution; made us His own beloved bride; and blessed us for all generations. He is the true kinsman-redeemer of all who call on Him in faith ( source: God’s answers)

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