Kinsmen Redeemer (Ruth Part 3)
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Kinsmen Redeemer (Ruth Part 3)

 
  






Ruth 3:1-2 “Then Naomi her mother in law said unto her, My daughter, shall I not seek rest for thee, that it may be well with thee? And now is not Boaz of our kindred, with whose maidens thou wast? Behold, he winnoweth barley to night in the threshingfloor.”

Boaz was a kinsmen redeemer. A kinsmen redeemer must be a male relative who delivers or rescues (Gen.48:16; Exodus 6:6); redeems property (Lev. 27:9-25) or person (Lev. 25:47-55); avenges the murder of a relative as a guiltless executioner (Num. 35:9-34); and receives restitution for wrong done to a relative who has since died (Num. 5:8). 
The unique emphasis of the redemption/salvation/vindication associated with the kinsman-redeemer is the fact that this action is carried out by a kinsman on behalf of a near relative in need. One related by blood. This is most clearly illustrated here in the Book of Ruth. Boaz is the kinsmen redeemer for Ruth. Boaz is a type and shadow of Jesus Christ. It is only through Jesus blood that was shed for us that we become heirs of salvation and Jesus becomes our Kinsmen Redeemer.
Naomi tells Ruth in Ruth 3:3-4 “Wash thyself therefore, and anoint thee, and put thy raiment upon thee, and get thee down to the floor: but make not thyself known unto the man, until he shall have done eating and drinking. And it shall be, when he lieth down, that thou shalt mark the place where he shall lie, and thou shalt go in, and uncover his feet, and lay thee down; and he will tell thee what thou shalt do”

Ruth approaches Boaz while he is sleeping and slightly removes his skirt from his feet. Once she has his attention she requests Boaz to spread his skirt over her as he is a near kinsman. This is not the kind of proposition many people assume it to be.“The shul (skirt), or hem, was the emblem of rank or authority in Israel, much like the stripes on the sleeve of a military officer in our culture. (This insight is essential to really understand David’s cutting Saul’s hem, or why the woman with the issue of blood touched Christ’s hem.

”When Ruth uncovered Boaz feet and laid down at the bottom of his feet she was saying, I want you to be my covering, my protection, and my provider.  Ruth was asking Boaz to put the authority of his house over her. She is invoking her right under the laws of Israel for him to take her to wife. 
Ruth purposed to Boaz. It’s amazing how the Lord has pursued us all our lives. But, there comes a time when we must pursue the pursuer. He rests while we wrestles with our fleshly desires. Finally we get serious about desiring God’s will and purpose for our lives. Usually it is when we realize what a mess we have made with our lives. It is at our lowest place at the foot of the cross; near His (pierce) feet like Ruth we humbly look to our Boaz and ask Him to be our Redeemer. 
Our greatest revelation is when we realize without Jesus we our helpless and hopeless. At this point we must surrender every part of ourselves to Him. He longs for the true bride that we are called to be, to come forth. He takes the fragmented pieces of our live and weaves His finest tapestry, a masterpiece, us! We are His greatest work and miracle. The miracle being when Christ is seen in us and lived through us.

Boaz like our Savior accepts the request and proceeds to redeem his bride. The role of Boaz as the kinsman-redeemer, pre-figures our own kinsman-redeemer, Jesus Christ. Through his act of redemption, Boaz returns Naomi (Israel) to her land, and also takes Ruth (a Gentile) as his bride. This suggests a parallel with the Church as the Gentile bride of Christ.


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