Read: Ruth 4
We come to the last chapter of Ruth where we read a beautiful story of redemption, not just for that day but for us as well.
Boaz, as the kinsman redeemer, marries Ruth and together they have a son named Obed. The sorrows and struggles that Ruth and her mother-in-law, Naomi, experienced led to redemption and joy. The family name continues, and they have security and a future.
In this we also see an incredible link to our own redemption. Obed grew up to be the father of Jesse, who became the father of David. And years later a young woman named Mary, a descendant of David, gave birth to Jesus – our redeemer.
Amazing, isn’t it, how God uses lives that seem ordinary to accomplish extraordinary things.
Ruth was a gentile who came to follow God. She was a widow who left her home for a foreign land. She worked hard and was known for her excellence of character. She married her kinsman redeemer and gave birth to a son.
And each of those pieces of her life worked together as part of God’s ultimate plan to bring His Redeemer – Jesus – into the world.
How might God use your life – even in the ordinary pieces – to accomplish His will? Make it your prayer this week that you will be always mindful of His hand in your life. Let’s live with excellence and eyes focused on our great Redeemer.
Remember: 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.” Ruth 4:14