Change ). Bible Verse; Newest; Oldest; Most Viewed; Most Shared; Sermon. Sep 3, 2008. It’s important that you place yourselves in the shoes of these folks because we can be reminded quite literally where we were be fore Christ. In Part 1 of this sermon series on Ruth, I tried to look at the macro view. How brightly Boaz shined in this day of rebellion and sin. For some reason unknown to us, in Divine election, God has noticed us. And she said to her, "Go, my daughter." My how things have changed for Ruth! Post was not sent - check your email addresses! To obey this text was to remember what the Lord had done for His people when they were the poor ones.  And behold, Boaz came from Bethlehem. (1) Naomi’s kinsman: Boaz. I also want us to get a glimpse of the grace of God at work. God had given Noah grace. God’s Gracious Invitation-Ruth 2 . 5 stars; 4 stars or more; 3 stars or more; Any Rating Date . Boaz was highly respected in the community. Perhaps this field was the closest to her home. Also note these verses from Matthew: “Salmon became the father of Boaz by Rahab (the harlot).  But Boaz answered her, “All that you have done for your mother-in-law since the death of your husband has been fully told to me, and how you left your father and mother and your native land and came to a people that you did not know before.  And also pull out some from the bundles for her and leave it for her to glean, and do not rebuke her. Good Words for Today: December 27 Sunday, December 27. That which she got she brings to Naomi; and telleth her what had befallen her. Boaz begins to care for Ruth. The principle of the kinsman redeemer is presented for us in Deut 25 and also in Lev 25. ( Log Out /  She said, ‘Please let me glean and gather among the sheaves after the reapers.’ So she came, and she has continued from early morning until now, except for a short rest.”,  Then Boaz said to Ruth, “Now, listen, my daughter, do not go to glean in another field or leave this one, but keep close to my young women. Sermons Ruth Chapter 2. Charlotte and I lived in Texas for right at 15 years. Ruth’s attitude is much different from that of Naomi’s. The are not enough good things that could be said about Boaz. “When you reap your harvest in your field and forget a sheaf in the field, you shall not go back to get it. Have I not charged the young men not to touch you? The foreigner who comes from the people who have no favor will soon find favor from God. We also are given hope as we follow the storyline that perhaps the writer brings up this point because, just perhaps, Boaz would be the redeemer that this family so desperately needed. Obed became the father of … He is playing match-maker. The way we plan is already in the realm of God’s providence. He already has things planned out and they will come to pass.  When she rose to glean, Boaz instructed his young men, saying, “Let her glean even among the sheaves, and do not reproach her. Yet, many different kinds of stories — that is, many different genres — can interest us, excite us, teach us, or inspire us. Ruth: Under the Wings of God. for four sermons, one for each chapter. Preaching Series on Ruth (Week 2 of 4) Week 2: July 29, 2018 Preaching text: Ruth 2:1-23; accompanying text: Luke 6:36-38 Ruth 2: Gleaning and Hope As the old adage goes, “A coincidence is a miracle in which God prefers to remain anonymous.” In the second act of this play, Ruth goes out to glean … Continue reading "Commentary on Ruth 2:1-23" This chapter also displays the gracious provision and protection that comes from Boaz. Don Maharty April 26, 2020 More Sermons. Texas of course is famous for its cowboys, and some of those rough riders are pretty smart fellas. Sometimes in the mere consciousness of health and vitality. We have pictured for us the redemption that Jesus would accomplish for His people. The Parable of the Two Builders. The writer of the book is using a literary device to show the readers that from Ruth’s vantage point there was nothing out of the ordinary going on. Sermons; Children’s Sermons; Hymns; Ruth 1:1-18 SW-Admin 2019-03-30T08:57:50-07:00. But it remains true. He was very wealthy and at the same time very generous. But give it a listen and see what you think. It shall be for the sojourner, the fatherless, and the widow, that the Lord your God may bless you in all the work of your hands. Hoping to find favor (kindness) from a landowner 1) The Law forbid owners from reaping the corners and gathering the gleanings of the harvest - cf.  …  When you gather the grapes of your vineyard, you shall not strip it afterward. Blessed be the man who took notice of you.” So she told her mother-in-law with whom she had worked and said, “The man’s name with whom I worked today is Boaz.”  And Naomi said to her daughter-in-law, “May he be blessed by the Lord, whose kindness has not forsaken the living or the dead!” Naomi also said to her, “The man is a close relative of ours, one of our redeemers.”  And Ruth the Moabite said, “Besides, he said to me, ‘You shall keep close by my young men until they have finished all my harvest.’ ”  And Naomi said to Ruth, her daughter-in-law, “It is good, my daughter, that you go out with his young women, lest in another field you be assaulted.”  So she kept close to the young women of Boaz, gleaning until the end of the barley and wheat harvests. 1 Now Naomi had a kinsman of her husband's, a man of wealth, of the family of Elimelech, whose name was Boaz. As a foreigner and as a widow she has the right to walk into a field and begin to glean, however, she doesn’t do things like that. This is for the reader’s benefit, but it is something of which Ruth is unaware. And he said to the reapers, “The Lord be with you!” And they answered, “The Lord bless you.”. Have I not charged the young men not to touch you? Rating . He will mention this just about every time Boaz’s name comes up. Nature works. We also learned about her daughter-in-law Ruth who showed extravagant loyalty and love to Naomi by choosing to leave her homeland, family, and religion and stay by Naomi’s side.  And Ruth the Moabite said to Naomi, “Let me go to the field and glean among the ears of grain after him in whose sight I shall find favor.” And she said to her, “Go, my daughter.”  So she set out and went and gleaned in the field after the reapers, and she … The Lord is in All the Details (Ruth 2:1-4). We learn a few things about Ruth. During the time of the judges, when everyone did what was right in their own eyes, there was someone who cared what the Lord said. But I want for us to see something very important in what Boaz says. That sounds a bit ridiculous, I know. Chuck Smith :: Sermon Notes for Ruth 2:12 ← Back to Chuck Smith's Bio & Resources Intro: Ten years earlier, Naomi (God is sweetness) with her husband Elimelech and their two sons, because of a famine, went to Moab to live, not long after their arrival, Elimelech died, sons married Moabites, but … And he took ten men of the elders of the city and said, 'Sit down here.' Home / Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary / Ruth / Chapter 2. He cared what the Lord thought. Genre helps determine what we expect from a story and how we understand that story. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. It’s one thing to be a Christian while we are with other Christians; it’s a totally different matter to be a Christian all the time especially while out in the workplace. Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. That’s exactly how the Lord works in our lives. Money quote from Katharine Doob Sakenfeld again: “The story illustrates how loyal action, kindness, and good will produce a surplus that can both break down dividing walls of hostility and open new horizons to shattered lives.”.  Then Boaz said to his young man who was in charge of the reapers, “Whose young woman is this?”  And the servant who was in charge of the reapers answered, “She is the young Moabite woman, who came back with Naomi from the country of Moab. Chapter 2. The bible is no different.  So she gleaned in the field until evening. Boaz was the second in line. In love,  he predestined us for adoption through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will,  to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved. Her mother-in-law saw what she had gleaned. And she said unto her, Go, my daughter. Dave Buerstetta on striving to do justice and love others while walking humbly with God.  And behold, Boaz came from Bethlehem. Ruth is given unmerited grace. Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary Ruth 2:9. ( Log Out / In Sermon Series: "Ruth 2" showing 1-20 of 43 Filter Results Sort By. Ruth gains permission from Naomi to let her glean - Ru 2:2 a. A man could decide he didn’t want to to do this. November 15, 2020. Ruth and Naomi are still in a bad situation. If land was sold during a crisis situation, it was to be bought back by family members. Some even have better theology than some professors and … She is also courageous in the sense that to go in a strange field to glean in a time when sin was running rampant could prove to be a dangerous undertaking. The Parable of the Hidden Treasure . The equation looks like this: We think through things and make decisions and plan our way. Boaz took care of his workers and saw to it that justice prevailed. All sermons. Boaz replied to her, "All that you have done for your mother-in-law after the death of your husband has been fully reported to me, and how you left your father and your mother and the land of your birth, and came to a people that you did not previously know. Ruth 2:14: Mealtime in the Cornfields (Sermon) Ruth 2:14: Satisfied (Devotional) Ruth 2:15 Spiritual Gleaning (Sermon) Ruth 2:15-16: A Sermon for Gleaners (Sermon) Ruth 2:17: Gleaning in God's Field (Devotional) DECIDING FOR GOD Ruth 1:16 by C. H. Spurgeon “And Ruth said, Intreat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee: for whither thou goest, I will go; and where … How will God use you to meet the needs of His people like He met Ruth’s needs? Indeed, I have commanded the servants not to touch you. In chapter two, we see Ruth working and serving. … As Boaz begins to respond it almost sounds as if she is experiencing grace because of the kindness she has shown her mother-in-law. In a matter-of-fact way, the author introduces Boaz as a relative, related to Elimelech. As we continue through this account we are left with a ray of hope at each point along the way. Even in the midst of struggle and trial, we do not struggle alone but God is with us, leading us home just as He was leading Ruth and Naomi home. She comes back into focus. God is a God of perfect timing. Notice in verse  And Ruth the Moabite said to Naomi, “Let me go to the field and glean among the ears of grain after him in whose sight I shall find favor.” And she said to her, “Go, my daughter.”  So she set out and went and gleaned in the field after the reapers, and she happened to come to the part of the field belonging to Boaz, who was of the clan of Elimelech. They came to the “House of Bread” right when the grain was being harvested. Biblical Commentary Ruth 3:1-5; 4:13-17 EXEGESIS: THE CONTEXT: For the context for this passage, see the exegesis on verse 1. Ruth 2:2 Work has many aspects. Do you think that in Naomi’s bitterness she had forgotten this very important point? There is scarcely any chapter in all the sacred history that stoops so low as this to take cognizance of so mean a person as Ruth, a poor Moabitish widow, so mean an action as her gleaning corn in a neighbour’s field, and the minute circumstances thereof. Ruth tells Naomi that she will go and glean in whatever field that she experiences favor. Biblical stories contain a multitude of genres. We know this. When everything looks hopeless we catch another glimpse of grace. Then she beat out what she had gleaned, and it was about an ephah of barley. The Lord has lavished His love upon us. Here in Part 2, I focus in close, suggesting that the type of story Chapter 2 most resembles is a Romantic Comedy. God supplied Ruth food but is was through the kindness of Boaz that He did it. (Ill. Just like Jesus ought to be!) Ruth is just the type of girl a godly man looks for. Lev 19:9-10 2) In this way God provided for strangers, the fatherless, and widows - Deu 24:19-22 b. Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places,  even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. John Piper Sep 3, 2008 7 Shares God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him Learn more about … He was the perfect man for Ruth. In this account not only do we see a glimmer of hope for this family, we see a glimmer of hope for the human race. Notice:— I. https://cantleaveunsaid.files.wordpress.com/2018/09/22ruth-part-2_-the-rom-com22-rev-dave-buerstetta-9_2_18.wav, Ruth: The New Order, a sermon on Ruth 3&4 – All That I Can't Leave Unsaid, “Long, long ago, in a galaxy far, far away”. There is that in a man which will … Naomi had urged Ruth t… The tide is changing. If you were to ask Ruth why she was in that particular field she would have had a logical answer. The Lord’s Mercy (Ruth 4:13-17) So Boaz took Ruth, and she became his wife. The Right Place At The Right Time Pt 2. by Kurt Witzig. Ruth 2:8: Ruth 2: Ruth 2:10 "Let your eyes be on the field which they reap, and go after them.  When you beat your olive trees, you shall not go over them again. In the day when rebellion and idol worship flourished, there was a man who was obedient to the Lord. From the beginning work had been assigned to him; the difference was that work henceforth was to be both excessive in degree and comparatively unremunerative. But it was not work which was new to man. 2 And Ruth the Moabitess said unto Naomi, Let me now go to the field, and glean ears of corn after him in whose sight I shall find grace. Ruth asks Boaz why she should be experiencing such grace from his hands. And then she lost both of her married sons before either had fathered a child. Now Boaz is being used by God to care for Ruth. September 29, … In Ruth we see the attitude and character of one in whom God is pleased. So they sat down. By favor we understand this as grace.  Let your eyes be on the field that they are reaping, and go after them. I want you to notice one thing with me right now. ‘Please let me glean and gather among the sheaves after the reapers.’. Her mother-in-law saw what she had gleaned. She has more than enough– And she ate until she was satisfied, and she had some left over. But God being rich in mercy took notice of us and we found favor in God’s sight. The reader is hardly surprised to hear that she ended up in a field o… Boaz became the father of Obed by Ruth (the foreigner). She also brought out and gave her what food she had left over after being satisfied. It shall be for the sojourner, the fatherless, and the widow. While Naomi is stewing in her bitterness and self-centeredness, Ruth takes the initiative to go and find food. Flavor and favor cannot be hidden! Ruth is invited in to eat– Come here and eat some bread and dip your morsel in the wine. Jul 8, 1984.  You shall remember that you were a slave in the land of Egypt; therefore I command you to do this. He showeth her great kindness, and blesseth her, Ruth 2:8-16. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Since the barley harvest was just beginning, Ruth asked Naomi if she might go into the fields and glean. She has no reason to think that anyone would extend a foreigner favor especially in the days of the Judges. Almost instinctively, we know this. By the time of Ruth, the Jews had expanded that to members of the extended family. In chapter three, we see Boaz marrying Ruth and saving her from her suffering, and it’s a beautiful picture of how Christ rescues His people from sin. Boaz will prove to be a kinsman redeemer and Jesus is our redeemer. Ruth 4:1-2 Now Boaz went up to the gate and sat down there, and behold, the close relative of whom Boaz spoke was passing by, so he said, 'Turn aside, friend, sit down here.' How does God want to use you as He has used Boaz? And when you are thirsty, go to the vessels and drink what the young men have drawn.”. SermonAudio.com - Ruth 2 Sermons. Perhaps it had more grain than the other fields…who knows why from a human standpoint she was there but God had everything planned out in advance. These acts were to be voluntary by the next of kin.  In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace,  which he lavished upon us, in all wisdom and insight, Look with me at how Boaz is lavishing grace upon Ruth…. From God’s vantage point she didn’t just happen to go to Boaz’s field.  The Lord repay you for what you have done, and a full reward be given you by the Lord, the God of Israel, under whose wings you have come to take refuge!”. It’s not by accident that the writer tells us this little tidbit of information. God reminds the Israelites that the reason they are to not to completely strip the fields bare is that there was a time when God’s people were in Egypt and they were the foreigners and food was scarce for them. While living in Moab her two sons married Moabite women. If a wife was left a widow she was to be cared for by the dead husband’s brother. she happened to come to the part of the field belonging to Boaz, who was of the clan of Elimelech. Sermon Series: Hope - The book of Ruth. God has a Savior to bring into the world. And he turned aside and sat down. 1. Ruth 2 – Ruth’s Work as a Gleaner A. Ruth gleans in Boaz’s field. He is working the details out in order that Boaz and Ruth join together as husband and wife.  Then she fell on her face, bowing to the ground, and said to him, “Why have I found favor in your eyes, that you should take notice of me, since I am a foreigner?”. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. 2 And Ruth the Moabitess said unto Naomi, Let me now go to the field, and glean ears of corn after him in whose sight I shall find grace. And where have you worked? She must be trusting in God for this favor. Clear Scripture Filters.  So she gleaned in the field until evening. Sometimes we forget that. by Brian Evans, The God of Small Details and Perfect Timing, Now Naomi had a relative of her husband’s, a worthy man of the clan of Elimelech, whose name was Boaz.  And her mother-in-law said to her, “Where did you glean today? My intended point: Ruth, Boaz, and Naomi show us love, kindness, and generosity are how we embody God’s way in the world. God was caring for Ruth because she had taken refuge under His wings. John Piper Jul 8, 1984 170 Shares Conference Message. RUTH 2:1-23 Introduction: (1). Ru 2:1-3. In chapter 2 the mercy of God becomes so obvious that even Naomi will recognize it. Last week we learned about God’s provision for families who had lost loved ones. The Lord is working through these circumstances for His glory and for Ruth and Naomi’s good. ( Log Out / Boaz was a Christian business man. 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