Ruth 4

Here comes the last sermon. Just tagging along here.

“Big Doors Swing on Small Hinges”, part 4, on Ruth 4, by Stuart Olyott.

I really can’t add much to this one. It was one of those finale sermons that leave your eyes teary and your heart rejoicing. So I’ll just quote only two of the many great things said.

“What’s the most wicked crime that has ever ever ever been committed? Yes, it was the murder of the Son of God. …It was an act of complete and total wickedness. But by that act of complete and total wickedness, God saved every one of you who have believed, and every one of you who is yet going to believe. Because even that was in the plan, without God, in any way, being part of the wickedness.”

“Why does Boaz care so much for Ruth? Because that’s what kinsmen redeemers do. Why does Christ care so much for us? Because He loves us.

“Why did Boaz do what he did? He gave himself through vast expense to have the one he loved. What does Christ do? He gives Himself through vast expense, not with silver and gold, but His precious blood, to have the people He loves.

“What did Boaz purchase? Well, a person. And what did Jesus Christ purchase? People.

“And what was that person like, well, she was poor and despised, and what are we like before we’re converted, well we’re poor and despised.

“And was Boaz richer or poorer afterwards? Well, he was richer and poorer.

“And the Lord Jesus Christ became poor, that we through His poverty might become rich. But God has highly exalted Him, and has given Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus, every knee should bow, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

“And here we have these little Old Testament scenes, that will grow so that we will understand New Testament teachings. Even here, in the book of Ruth.”

Not much else to say to that except “Amen!”

Thanks for listening along with me! And if you weren’t listening… you’re missing out. Get a move on.

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