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Sep 13, 2020

God's Provision

God's Provision

Passage: Ruth 4:1-17

Speaker: Will Pavone

Series: Ruth

Category: Sunday Worship

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1Now Boaz had gone up to the gate and sat down there. And behold, the redeemer, of whom Boaz had spoken,

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came by. So Boaz said, “Turn aside, friend; sit down here.” And he turned aside and sat down.

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2And he took ten men of the elders of the city and said, “Sit down here.” So they sat down.

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3Then he said to the redeemer, “Naomi, who has come back from the country of Moab, is selling the parcel of land that

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belonged to our relative Elimelech.

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4So I thought I would tell you of it and say, ‘Buy it in the presence of those sitting here and in the presence of the

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elders of my people.’ If you will redeem it, redeem it. But if you will not, tell me, that I may know, for there is no one

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besides you to redeem it, and I come after you.” And he said, “I will redeem it.”

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5Then Boaz said, “The day you buy the field from the hand of Naomi, you also acquire Ruth the Moabite, the widow of

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the dead, in order to perpetuate the name of the dead in his inheritance.”

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6Then the redeemer said, “I cannot redeem it for myself, lest I impair my own inheritance. Take my right of redemption

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yourself, for I cannot redeem it.”

I. God’s provision of a redeemer

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9Then Boaz said to the elders and all the people, “You are witnesses this day that I have bought from the hand of Naomi all

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that belonged to Elimelech and all that belonged to Chilion and to Mahlon.

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10Also Ruth the Moabite, the widow of Mahlon, I have bought to be my wife, to perpetuate the name of the dead in his

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inheritance, that the name of the dead may not be cut off from among his brothers and from the gate of his native

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place. You are witnesses this day.”

Ruth 2:12

12The LORD repay you for what you have done, and a full reward be given you by the LORD, the God of Israel, under whose

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wings you have come to take refuge!”

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11Then all the people who were at the gate and the elders said, “We are witnesses. May the LORD make the woman,

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who is coming into your house, like Rachel and Leah, who together built up the house of Israel. May you act

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worthily in Ephrathah and be renowned in Bethlehem,

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12and may your house be like the house of Perez, whom Tamar bore to Judah, because of the offspring that the LORD

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will give you by this young woman.”

II. God’s provision of an heir

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13So Boaz took Ruth, and she became his wife. And he went in to her, and the LORD gave her conception, and she bore a son.

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14Then the women said to Naomi, “Blessed be the LORD, who has not left you this day without a redeemer, and may his name

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be renowned in Israel!

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15He shall be to you a restorer of life and a nourisher of your old age, for your daughter-in-law who loves you,

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who is more to you than seven sons, has given birth to him.”

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16Then Naomi took the child and laid him on her lap and became his nurse.

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17And the women of the neighborhood gave him a name, saying, “A son has been born to Naomi.” They named him Obed.

III. God’s provision of a king

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17And the women of the neighborhood gave him a name, saying, “A son has been born to Naomi.” They named him Obed.

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He was the father of Jesse, the father of David.