Thursday, November 17, 2011

A Cry of the heart

 One of the things God has shown me is that he is not content with just "saving" us. Throughout the scriptures...both Old and New Testament he shows his continual desire to commune with man. I'm finding that many, if not all of the lives of the ones that he used  actually have deeper meaning than we may understand. For example, the story of Ruth and Boaz. Ruth accepted the God, culture,and life of a Jew, even though she was a Moabitte woman (one of Esau's descendants) whose forefather lost favor with God. Ruth walked away from her heritage and people to a desolate Jerusalem. Being that her husband was a Jew, she could be redeemed  through a "Goel" who in this case became Boaz. Before he could take on this responsibility, he had to make sure the kinsman closer to her than him would not. Although it is true that I am near of kin, there is a kinsman-redeemer nearer than I. -Ruth 3:2

As everyone who has read this story remembers, the nearer kinsman cannot. So Boaz redeems Ruth and she is included in the lineage (inheritance)of Christ.

As Ruth was redeemed by Boaz,so  we have been redeemed by Christ. Though our nearer kinsman ( the law) was to bring us repentance and turn us to the Father, it took Christ staking a claim over us with his blood. That is no small matter.. it has been made to such a small thing what was done at Calvary and the Resurrection. Not just something that was for one time to cover sins but a purchase price for his Bride and people. 

He wants Men and Women devoted to him. Ones that will leave their earthly inheritance to live NOW for him and not wait till he returns to fellowship with Him. Hope this has encouraged you and may the Ruler of our lives fully own all of us, inside and out without reservation.

1 comment:

  1. There's nothing like fellowship with God, and it is worth pursuing. The very beginning of faith is that God exists and that he is a rewarder of those who *diligently* seek him (Heb 11).

    Grace be with you, young man! I heard good things about you this weekend; keep growing in Christ!