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Great Women Of Bible History

The Woman Who Was Willing To Wait

Dr. Warren W. Wiersbe | August 14, 1977

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Ruth is a love story; a love story about the love of God. Ruth worked, waited, and sought-after Boaz to redeem her. Likewise, Jesus is willing and able to redeem us.

Transcripts for Dr. Wiersbe's sermons are forthcoming. Below is an outline of his message.

Ruth is the story of a Gentile who married a Jew.

Ruth is a love story; a love story about the love of God.

Practical lessons about the love of God:

-       Chapter One: Weeping

  • A lesson about God’s love in punishing
  • When difficult things happen, the first thing we want to do is run to the world for help.
  • When the child of God gets outside of the will of God, the love of God will punish him.

-       Chapter Two: Working

  • In God’s love, He provides for and protects us.
  • In the Bible, people that are working get blessing from God.
  • Boaz protected Ruth while she worked.
  • It is because of God’s grace that He loves us.

-       Chapter Three: Waiting

  • We see God’s love in promising.
  • The only place we can find rest is in the love of God.
  • Naomi had first choice on Boaz, but she gave him to Ruth.
  • Ruth goes under Boaz’s protection and love.
  • Ruth must wait for the closer relative to decide if he will be her redeemer.
  • God has promised that Jesus will one day marry us, His church and bride.

-       Chapter: Wedding

  • This is God’s love in purchasing.
  • A kinsman redeemer must be a close relative, willing to redeem, and able to redeem.
  • Jesus is our kinsman; He took on human flesh. He is willing and able to redeem us.
  • Jesus purchased us on the cross.

Where are you in the book of Ruth?


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