Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Day 10 - Ruth and Boaz

Because Ruth loved Naomi, her mother-in-law, so much, she accepted Naomi's faith, which was not her own. She was so faithful to Naomi after they lost their husbands that she went working in a wheat field to take care of Naomi. Boaz redeemed Ruth by marrying her, just as Jesus redeems us by his blood. Ruth and Boaz conceived Obed, who was King David's grandfather. Ruth, a Gentile, was part of God's plan of salvation reaching beyond the Jewish race to include all people. Ruth is now listed in Mathew as ancestress of David and Christ.

*I have a special love for this story because we named our oldest son Obed, after seeing it in the Bible. The name means servant of God.

Ruth 1-4, Mathew 1:5

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