The text from the message is found in Ruth 4.
Three important events from Ruth 4
1. a rescue (vv. 1-9)
Boaz was resolved to fix the problem quickly, was committed to justice, was prudent in what he did by calling witnesses, acted in integrity by telling the other kinsman redeemer the whole truth, and demonstrated wisdom by how he presented the situation (vv. 1-6).
2. a marriage (vv. 10-12)
The wedding was public and blessed by the witnesses.
3. a birth (vv. 13-22)
A child is a gift from God. The focus of vv. 14-15 falls on Naomi. The story began with Naomi’s losses and ends with her gains. The book concludes Boaz and Ruth’s son Obed with the future King David. God was not only caring for Naomi and Ruth; he was also preparing the way for the coming of the Messiah.
What can we learn from this book today?
1. No matter who you are, you have great value to God. God has a perfect plan and eternal purpose that governs your life.
2. Life must be lived with eternity in perspective. You may not understand God’s providential plans for your life, but God will carry things out for your good and for the glory of his name.
3. God’s best is yet to come.
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