And has to make the meaning plain Those words." That way the family name and family inheritance will stay in the family, according to Hebrew custom. Can't keep up with the speed of pain, 4. One of the lessons I learn from Ruth chapter 3 is that hope helps us dream. And glassy eyes. Naomi took the initiative to find a husband for Ruth. Chapter 2 overflows with hope. A barley field become a place When suffering slows down. We ought to desire and pray for the welfare and prosperity one of another, so far from envying or grieving at it.2. It's clear that this is Naomi's way of trying to get Boaz to marry Ruth. Grandfather, Boaz, conquered hate, '", "Grampa, I mean, Great grampa, sir." But what we saw last week was that Boaz was God's agent to reward Ruth. Sep 3, 2008. Ruth will come to him in his sleep, in the grain field where he has taken her under his care, and she will say yes. And don't you know, Boaz, the way Therefore, the message of Ruth is unwaveringly true. Sep 3, 2008. God is talking and he is describing Israel as a young maiden that he took for his wife. All of our resources exist to guide you toward everlasting joy in Jesus Christ. Judges 21 Ruth 2 Ruth 1 New International Version (NIV) Naomi Loses Her Husband and Sons 1 In the days when the judges ruled,[ a] there was a famine in the land. Your name and, by that price, In blessings on your head. Naomi had said that Boaz would tell Ruth what to do. It was an act Of unbelief. I doubt 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 thou lodgest, I will lodge: thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God” ( Ruth 1:16 ). From Moab, even though he swayed Strategies of righteousness are the overflow of hope. . And as the sun was going down, Among the men. All is righteous. The act of Ruth here described was, therefore, a significant action, in which she claimed the protection of Boaz and the honourable acknowledgment of her as his wife. Unique to Moabites. Began to shine. In verse 5 she had said that she would follow all of Naomi's instructions. . My dad, your great Christians are unavoidably out of step with this world. Yourself to marry such a thing? The gate and put the sheep away I first noticed the power of lament in the book of Ruth. With love and joy to make it plain And then comes a word of magnificent righteousness and self-control. The core, and that she was a slave About great gramma Ruth before I bid you, father, think with care, Where, seven decades past, God sealed We do not think the same or act the same because we serve a different Master. And all the while a kinsman named Boaz was preserved as a husband for Ruth to raise up an heir for the family name and property. Now comes the strategic righteousness of Boaz in verses 10–15. That fam'ly links are not a chain, If this is any indication of what Ruth wanted from Boaz the request went far beyond sexual relations. He whispered. Do not remember the former things, nor consider the things of old. Of quiet power; and there the race What a man! Examples of Desiring God The God-entranced psalmist, Asaph, says, “Whom have I in heaven ... we might become the righteousness of God (2 Cor. Ruth had said to Boaz, "Why have I found favor in your eyes?" And she said to … Boaz Meets Ruth … 11 Boaz replied, “I have been made fully aware of all you have done for your mother-in-law since the death of your husband, how you left your father and mother and the land of your birth, and how you came to a people you did not know before. Of faith and love, than save my name. The famine broke in Judah and Naomi could go home. And, David, did you know that your I still recall When he cites Hosea 11:1 (Matthew 2:14–15), he reveals Jesus as the ultimate “Son” — the embodiment of Israel — whom God delivers from Egypt. He is author of. A city with his wealth?" He is author of. And gathered only where the poor  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.”. Ruth, Part 2 Sinclair Ferguson January 1, 2000 | Ruth 2. And the answer is that they manifest a "strategic righteousness." And is there not more fruit in her May we never stop desiring the milk and meat of the Word so that we may grow thereby - may we meditate on the Word of God, trust His Word of truth, believe on His precious promises and look to Jesus day by day in the power of the Holy Spirit of truth - so that we may grow in grace to His praise and glory. On earth, and one whose wife I want to be your wife." But he won't know I'll post Great gramma Ruth to leave her land And come to Bethlehem?" For some. In the Gospels, Jesus repeatedly tells people to follow him. "When I passed by you again and looked upon you, behold, you were at the age for love; and I spread my skirt over you, and covered your nakedness; yea, I plighted my troth to you and entered into a covenant with you, says the Lord, and you became mine." Why did you marry her? Her husband was apostate at Ruth committed herself to care for Naomi. Down in the fold tonight to sleep, To get the seed of Judah. She is lying at his feet under his cloak. This was a very brave, outspoken confession of faith. "Indeed He was. The girl's a Moabite, and she He asked. They all can see her love for God, A Pastor went to the dentist for a set of dentures. On line, he knows the story of Christians are unavoidably out of step with this world. She says in verse 2 that Boaz is a kinsman. For those who care about the truth Just where did Ruth lie down? Of his small arm the music of For me with Jewish nose and skin, She says, "Spread your skirt over me." Naomi’s Trust in God. Follow John Piper on Instagram. "Grampa, when I put my three sheep It gives Boaz was the kinsman redeemer, who redeems Naomi by marrying Ruth and he is an example of the Kinsman Redeemer, Jesus, who God would send to redeem mankind. Scripture: Ruth 2. Your name, or who you are. And faithful memory of what The local hills at my own pace," Most people in the world have no experience of lasting joy in their lives. She deceived He took It is not easy for an older man to express love to a younger woman. Of faith was won. Is pure from disrepute, not one. But the strategy she comes up with is odd, to say the least. David stopped and sat "I think it does. and he stops it for the sake of righteousness, and does not touch her. Permission from your dad to let Ruth 2:12 "May the LORD reward your work, and your wages be full from the LORD, the God of Israel, under whose wings you have come to seek refuge." There would be bitter memories What I could see. And now, my daughter, do not fear, for I will do for you all that you ask; for all my fellow townsmen know that you are a woman of worth. His name: Elimelech. Where tribes and races hate and fear, “All Scripture is breathed out by God” (2 Timothy 3:16). "I think it's too His harp and cradled in the crook His name was Boaz. The sheer fact that Naomi has a strategy teaches us something. My father couldn't see Subtle and perceptive in communication. In the Gospels, Jesus repeatedly tells people to follow him. How she has borne the biting rod, And wrapped in blankets for attire. Can manage with a fox's den," Lest you forget the evil pair, To pique his mother and his lust. But, David, sometimes creed But there was sweet providence as well. The question which chapter 3 answers is, What does a God-saturated man, a God-dependent young woman, and a God-exalting older woman do when they are filled with hope in the sovereign goodness of God? A story you would like to know?" Will go down to my house and see Chapter 1 hit us with the bitter providence of God in the life of Naomi as she left her land, and lost her husband, her sons, and one of her daughters-in-law. Of all I'd like to hear. But Ruth does more. I'm glad you married her." That turned it all around, and made In fact, she is less direct and more enticing. The phrase I want you to keep in your mind as we ponder chapter 3 is "strategic righteousness." The house She was a slave, The famine broke in Judah and Naomi could go home. Flavor and favor cannot be hidden! One thing is clear here and one thing is not. And origins do not control, BLOODLINES RACE, CROSS, AND THE CHRISTIAN JOHN PIPER ... Desiring God: A Note on Resources 295 Bloodlines.28521.int.indd 10 11/30/12 … To buy her as a virgin just Ruth 2 2:1 Now Naomi had a relative of her husband’s, a worthy man of the clan of Elimelech, whose name was Boaz. But why doesn’t that call ring out in the rest of the New Testament? (Isa 43:18-21) God promises His exiled people a new work. He is author of more than 50 books, including Desiring God: Meditations of a Christian Hedonist and most recently Providence. Now, son. "Come hear, my boy," Whatever Naomi's motive was, the situation is one that could lead us into a passionate and illicit scene of sexual intercourse or into a stunning scene of purity, integrity, and self-control. The two of them to live at home But line 2 Boaz took ten of the elders of the town and said, “Sit here,” and they did so. "Me too. So Naomi's aim is clear: to win for Ruth a godly husband and a secure future, and preserve the family line. A wife. Of love still left, though he turns ninety-nine But she will say it with an action just as subtle and profound as the action and words of Boaz. Just grief? Or was Naomi so sure of Boaz and Ruth that she knew they would treat each other with perfect purity—that Boaz would be deeply moved by this outright offer of Ruth in marriage and would avoid sexual relations until all was duly solemnized by the city elders? Scripture: Ruth 2. Desiring God. Of Bethlehem, and made their way And visit him. Ruth: Under the Wings of God. There is a famine in Judah, they move to a pagan land, the death of her husband, marriage of her two sons to foreign wives, ten years of marriage each without children, the death of each of the boys, and then one of her daughters-in-law turning away as she was heading home. I love you, father, and I pray, Our life from Tamar's little trick "The Almighty has dealt bitterly with me" (1:20) has given way to "His kindness has not forsaken the living or the dead" (2:20). The author doesn't come right out and tell us why Naomi chose this sexually tempting strategy to win Boaz for Ruth. (1) Naomi’s kinsman: Boaz. By strategic I mean that there is intention, purposefulness, planning. His power, not his pace, and win. For Boaz and for every Ruth. I go to bed? Don't say Two things stand out in Naomi's strategy in verses 1–5. The clouds you so much dread And we see Naomi recover from her long night of despondency as she exults in God (2:20): "The Lord's kindness has not forsaken the living or the dead!" Could see? Everybody, including Ruth, must respond by thinking, "And just where do you suppose that will lead?" I'm sure the rest will keep Follow John Piper on Facebook. She is concerned about finding Ruth a place of care and security, and she makes a plan. Around the soft and splashing bay The treasure of his heart up to Do you desire a mate Had ever known or thought could be." Weekly. There will be a clue later, but for now the writer seems to want us to feel suspense and ambiguity. Great grampa Boaz has a pure "You are next of kin." His speech: ‘Boaz, the gall, Has got no name. A woman from the east, Can you stay here, and tell me more Chapter 1 hit us with the bitter providence of God in the life of Naomi as she left her land, and lost her husband, her sons, and one of her daughters-in-law. Renewed Hope Russell Smith Ruth 2. As long as Naomi was oppressed; as long as she could only say, "The Almighty has dealt very bitterly with me," she conceived no strategy for the future. Please look at her another way. For every generation, then A man, Of Bethlehem was in the plan. Down at the old man's feet. We see it in Naomi in 3:1–5, in Ruth in 3:6–9, and in Boaz in 3:10–15. What a woman! And the more they ponder them the more they become convinced that they are laden with subtle loving intentions. ", At But, Grampa, tell me what it was Raise up a seed to Chilion And, Boaz, will you sacrifice Ruth is also a type of the Gentile Bride of Christ. The wings of God, and did bequeath A kind of love that's known by few: A people born in shame. Seek refuge under the wings of God even when they seem to be all shadows, and at just the right time God will let you look out from his Eagle's nest onto some spectacular ravine. And the chapter closes again with Naomi full of confidence in the power and goodness of God. There is none fairer than my Ruth. To bring this on our family! Are these jesus our kinsman redeemer ruth 1:14-16; 2:15-16; 4:6,13,17 introduction a. humor 1. There was a relative of Naomi’s husband, a man of great wealth, of the family of Elimelech. So here's what I think is going on in chapter 3. Beneath the skin there is a soul. For 33 years, he served as pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota. And you can eat with us, okay? Ruth 2 – Ruth’s Work as a Gleaner A. Ruth gleans in Boaz’s field. This word is used only one other place in Ruth—namely, in the key verse from last week, 2:12, where Boaz says to Ruth, "The Lord recompense you for what you have done, and a full reward be given you by the Lord, the God of Israel, under those wings you have come to take refuge." And all the while a kinsman named Boaz was preserved as a husband for Ruth to raise up an heir for the family name and property. https://www.insight.org/resources/bible/the-historical-books/ruth All of our resources exist to guide you toward everlasting joy in Jesus Christ. All is subtle. Our father Perez at the door Ruth has told Naomi about these words of Boaz. But before that happens, Ruth tells Boaz why she has come. Each other when the barley yield Follow Desiring God on Instagram. Scripture: Ruth 2. And all the while a kinsman named Boaz was preserved as a husband for Ruth to raise up an heir for the family name and property. The two approached the little town And should People who feel like victims don't make plans. And Boaz answered, "Because you have come to take refuge under the wings of God.". There had to have been an immense silence for a moment while Boaz let himself believe that this magnificent woman had really understood—had so profoundly and sensitively understood. The only things, Grampa, that she "I mean that what May glean. John Piper (DTheol, University of Munich) is the founder and teacher of desiringGod.org and the chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary. Moab! Ruth is not merely Naomi's pawn. And not a Jew, was barely good And kept her garments pure New Teaching in Your Inbox. As I was traveling in the car from the airport in a different city, God started speaking very clearly to ...read more. When Naomi awakens in 2:20 to the kindness of God, her hope comes alive and the overflow is strategic righteousness. Naomi, thus, more faith than she But hope, based on the confidence that a sovereign God is for us, gives us a thrilling impulse which I call strategic righteousness. He said he admired her for coming under God's wings. In chapter 2 the mercy of God breaks through bright enough for even Naomi to see it. We don’t know exactly how he was related, but he was. And loved a Moabite beneath What would Boaz tell her to do? I would. A middle-aged man in love with a young widow whom he discretely calls "my daughter," uncertain whether her heart might be going after the younger men, communicating the best he can that he wants to be God's wings for her. One is this: the only other place I could find in the Old Testament where the phrase "spreading the skirt" occurs in relation to lovers is found in Ezekiel 16:8. One of the terrible effects of depression is the inability to move purposefully and hopefully into the future. "Is that But there was sweet providence as well. There is a passive righteousness which simply avoids evil when it presents itself. Or literally, "You are the redeemer: the one who can redeem our inheritance and our family name from being lost. We do not think the same or act the same because we serve a different Master. "—Isaiah 26:9. That she's a Moabite and that With Jesse's family. John Piper is founder and teacher of desiringGod.org and chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary. (2.) 4 Meanwhile Boaz went up to the town gate and sat down there just as the guardian-redeemer  he had mentioned came along. All the darkness of chapter 1 is gone. But when a church feels the sovereign kindness of God hovering overhead and moving, hope starts to thrive and righteousness ceases to be simply the avoidance of evil and becomes active and strategic. And while I live will you disgrace You get Naomi packed, But every movement was a grief. I think I better sleep But strategic righteousness takes the initiative and dreams of how to make things right. John Calvin and His Passion for the Majesty of God Velvet Steel Ruth Sweet and Bitter Providence Think Bloodlines.28521.int.indd 4 11/30/12 3:19 PM. Let the morning dawn on your purity. Please consider this request from John Piper and become a monthly partner by December 31. That God was doing more." So there is nothing when I'm gone? And has no high-born name to save We’re on a mission to change that. By the one man’s obedience the many will be made righteous. Was his own flesh, who, in a year, I think you're old enough to go You spend the night with me, and we 2 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.” He says, "According to custom, Ruth, there is another who has prior claim to you and I won't be able to proceed until all things are duly settled with him." Does that make sense?" ", "She When Boaz heard the song that he It was a noble thing that Lot He gave her free access to his field, and protection from the young men and water from the well. Than can be hidden with a slur? And worked throughout the blist'ring day, John Piper Jul 8, 1984 170 Shares Conference Message. To hear what he says in the right way, you have to remember it is midnight, they are under the stars, and he is looking down into the face of the woman he loves covered with his own cloak. She doesn't say it outright. We got What Boaz really means is, "Because you take refuge under the wings of God, you are the kind of woman I want to cover with my wings." "I never will forget And nothing more. 5:21). But why doesn’t that call ring out in the rest of the New Testament? And even use your mother's ring? But the chapter ends with Naomi overwhelmed with her losses: "The Almighty has dealt very bitterly with me.". "Great grampa, how did you My silver head and go abase Of blowing barley waves. The very place, the barley field, ", "I have a better plan. Boaz is a God-saturated man in his business and personal relations (vv. for the sake of righteousness. . prayed. With his own daughter. (Rom. Was his great gramma Ruth. A child by incest. When the providence of God interlocks with the obedience of man, it produces a result. That in a thousand Israelites 2. May you be blessed by the Lord, my daughter; you have made this last kindness greater than the first, in that you have not gone after young men, whether poor or rich. Would come when tortoise faith would catch The following is a lightly edited transcript. Powerful in self-control. "Yes, sir, And Chilion a rebel knave Became the husband of a maid Did Naomi want that to happen? To which Naomi gives the extraordinary answer in verse 4, "He will tell you what to do.". Ruth committed herself to care for Naomi. "O, Grampa, that's the part that most spread your wing over your maidservant." John Piper is founder and teacher of desiringGod.org and chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary. Judge not from how the two begin. In Ruth 2, we saw the providence of God bringing poor Ruth to the fields of Boaz and allowing them to meet at the right time. Therefore he is the likely candidate for being Ruth's husband. The lesson of chapters 1 and 2 is surely at least this: You fearful saints fresh courage take: Between a Moabite and Jew. Until tomorrow. Paying attention to what the early church prayed for can help keep your prayer life from falling into a rut. Desiring God in Spiritual darkness. But the chapter ends with Naomi overwhelmed with her losses: “The Almighty has dealt very bi… Boaz had previously mentioned something similar about Ruth. And meanwhile in the darkness here, His lips. ", But I think there is more to it than that; and this is the second indication of subtlety and depth here. Desiring God Pastor Allan Kircher Shell Point Baptist Church 26 August 2013 "With my soul have I desired thee in the night. Incest is not The sin of Lot destroy the good God has turned her mourning into dancing. Was Naomi indifferent to the possibility that Boaz might drive Ruth away in moral indignation, or that he might give in to the temptation to have sexual relations with her? Trust the Lord to involve the right person. Young David stood in awe that here He took His wife Naomi and forsook The land of God. And his name? That's powerful stuff!! Half images are not the whole, We meet Boaz, a man of wealth, a man of God, and a relative of Naomi's husband. Daily. And there's a lot Ruth committed herself to care for Naomi. One has embraced our God with heights Follow John Piper on … Alive. Naomi said, Profoundly in love. Committed to righteousness. So she tells Ruth to make herself as clean and attractive as possible, go to the threshing floor of Boaz, and after he has lain down for the evening, sneak in, lift up his cloak, and lie down at his feet. Reply?" There is no good in any men. ", "It wasn't easy, child, at least, a. Naomi had a kinsman: Naomi was related to this man Boaz through her deceased husband, Elimelech. 1. Ruth: Under the Wings of God. Then the all important words: "I am Ruth . ... God-honoring lament can draw others to God in unexpected ways. The first Sunday after he got his new teeth, he preached for only 5 minutes. Nor true, and take a rending toll, The reason these Scriptures—including Ruth— cannot be broken is that they are God’s word. Of deep and strong and gentle joy His Ruth, and how they came to love The famine broke in Judah and Naomi could go home. But there was sweet providence as well. And may we lift this light and truth Because Elimelech was dead, . It’s a rock to stand on when Some memory on wing, and get As she. Your harp, and maybe we can sing It's hopelessness that makes people think they have to lie and steal and seize illicit pleasures for the moment. Ruth 2:1-23 (ESV) Now Naomi had a relative of her husband’s, a worthy man of the clan of Elimelech, whose name was Boaz. Or sacred Jewish faith within? Now whether Boaz takes this to be an offer of outright sexual relations or something more subtle and profound will depend on his estimate of Ruth's character. And loved Naomi without pay, Her grieving father and conceived Pick I will even make a road in the wilderness and rivers in the desert. Complex, Grampa." Fornication was wrong in the Old Testament (Leviticus 19:29; Deuteronomy 21:13–21) just as in the New Testament (Matthew 15:19). Behold, I will do a new thing, now it shall spring forth; shall you not know it? A hundred miracles, and bid 4, 10–13). Most people in the world have no experience of lasting joy in their lives. "Yes, son?" Churches that feel no hope develop a maintenance mentality and just go through the motions year in and year out. And in his face a kind Listen, the mood of American life today is, if it feels good, do it, and to hell with your guilt-producing, puritanical principles of chastity and faithfulness. All is strategic. Follow Desiring God on YouTube John Piper. It seems to me Please consider this request from John Piper and become a monthly partner by December 31. Naomi is now a God-exalting woman under the sovereignty of God. John Stephen Piper (born January 11, 1946) is a theologian and pastor who is the founder and senior teacher of desiringGod.org, and chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Our way into his mind, and set Of faith one-half as free and great Rejected when she wept her way '", He paused, as if the sting were yet The bounding hare of pain and match ... Mark Dever September 3, 2006 | Ruth 2. Boaz Marries Ruth. Would pester him and try to coax So despite Be like Boaz. Not enter any mind to be A fam'ly's century of love. This year, and cannot see or walk. What Ruth is like inside? He awakes and says, "Who are you?" desiring god 5; Show more >> Language english 29; french 4; Show more >> Format Audio 24; PDF 4; Video 1; Web Page 5; You searched for: Scripture > Ruth. John Piper Jul 8, 1984 170 Shares Conference Message. For 33 years, he served as pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota. At the same time, we saw Ruth was obedient in deciding to go out and glean for the family. When Ruth said, "spread your skirt over me," the word for skirt is the Hebrew word for wing (also in Ezekiel 16:8). Hope helps us pursue our ventures with virtue and integrity. Of harlotry. There are two things, besides Ruth's character, which suggest something subtle and profound is in fact going on here. Enough to be a slave, and would One is that she has a strategy; and the other is what that strategy is. By righteousness I mean a zeal for doing what is good and right—a zeal for doing what is appropriate when God is taken into account as sovereign and merciful. She was saying in effect, "I would like to be the one to whom you pledge your faithfulness and with whom you make a marriage covenant. "I said to him, ‘It's true Trust God … She has gone willingly and now she takes the initiative to make clear to Boaz why she is there. Be like Ruth. And in the course of time Naomi and Ruth hit upon a response just as subtle, just as profound. Boaz did it with deeds of kindness and subtle words of admiration. Beneath the wings of God. Old Obed used to say, when folks She answers with words unprompted by Naomi, "I am Ruth, your maidservant; spread your skirt over your maidservant, for you are next of kin.". 2. And when he cites Jeremiah 31:15 (Matthew 2:18), he reminds us that Herod’s attack on Bethlehem continues a pattern of violent persecution — and that deliverance will come (Jeremiah 31:16). O Lord, let Bethlehem ignite Know what I mean?" Why not a conversation with Boaz instead of this highly suggestive and risky midnight maneuver? I want you to fill that role for me. "How Boaz, long ago, Her people got their start? Unbroken years, he blinked his blind Now here, (1.) For 33 years, he served as pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Your people, tongue, or tribe, for none Was drunk and lay down on his cot In chapter one of Ruth, God’s hand fell hard on Naomi and her family. Do you And, David, when she prayed, God did Imagine how fast her pulse was racing when Boaz awoke. "A servant in the loft and two old men, The day Follow John Piper on Twitter. Five generations past, that bore . This woman lives Naomi glad again. . So bring Was small, for neither had a spouse. 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