Awakening hope – Ruth 2: 19-23 Through H

Awakening hope – Ruth 2: 19-23

Through His redemption
v20. That man is our close relative; he is one of our kinsman-redeemers.
The Levitical law (Lev 25: 25-34) stated that a near relative could buy the deceased family’s mortgaged property to keep it in the family. Naomi wasn’t wealthy enough to buy Elimelech’s property back, but Boaz was wealthy and could redeem Elimelech’s mortgaged property. But also the wife of the deceased went with the property. The kinsman redeemer would marry the wife, bring up the children and keep the family name. We’re not told the connection Ruth’s husband, Mahlon, had with Elimelech’s property, but there was some, as Ruth became a likely candidate for Boaz, so Naomi thought.
This idea of redemption is not limited to property, but to animals and people. In the New Testament the word refers to Jesus buying back what has been lost. What was used to buy back our sinful lives? The precious blood of Christ (1 Peter 1: 19)
Would you be free from your burden of sin?
There’s power in the blood, power in the blood;
Would you over evil a victory win?
There’s wonderful power in the blood
There is power … power, wonder-working power.
In the blood … of the Lamb …
There is power … power, wonder-working power.
In the precious blood of the Lamb.
What can wash away my stain?
Nothing but the blood of Jesus:
What can make me whole again?
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.
Oh, precious is the flow
That makes me white as snow;
No other fount I know,
Nothing but the blood of Jesus

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