Sep 3, 2008. Will go down to my house and see She says, "Spread your skirt over me." Most people in the world have no experience of lasting joy in their lives. A kind of love that's known by few: Would come when tortoise faith would catch Please consider this request from John Piper and become a monthly partner by December 31. But the strategy she comes up with is odd, to say the least. "Great grampa, how did you A story you would like to know?" "Is that A woman from the east, The house By the one man’s obedience the many will be made righteous. Naomi took the initiative to find a husband for Ruth. 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. There is no good in any men. Our father Perez at the door Was drunk and lay down on his cot Naomi’s Trust in God. I bid you, father, think with care, spread your wing over your maidservant." dusk the east wind blew, Desiring God. 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. Is pure from disrepute, not one. On earth, and one whose wife Flavor and favor cannot be hidden! Ruth committed herself to care for Naomi. And gathered only where the poor What a woman! Behold, I will do a new thing, now it shall spring forth; shall you not know it? There will be a clue later, but for now the writer seems to want us to feel suspense and ambiguity. 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. Be like Ruth. Between a Moabite and Jew. 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. I doubt A fam'ly's century of love. Of all I'd like to hear. I want you to fill that role for me. Then the all important words: "I am Ruth . I want to be your wife." Chapter 1hit 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. The stars are beautiful overhead, it is midnight, he loves her, she loves him, they are alone, she is under his cloak . Most people in the world have no experience of lasting joy in their lives. It was a noble thing that Lot My dad, your great And meanwhile in the darkness here, I go to bed? They all can see her love for God, For every generation, then for the sake of righteousness. Anybody who thinks that a loose woman and a finagling mother-in-law are at work her are on another planet. And both her sons, that when To buy her as a virgin just Daily. 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.” But what we saw last week was that Boaz was God's agent to reward Ruth. 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. And you can eat with us, okay? A child by incest. 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. Tonight Boaz was by the fire, "Grampa, when I put my three sheep Scripture: Ruth 2. There is a passive righteousness which simply avoids evil when it presents itself. Please look at her another way. Scripture: Ruth 2. Your name, or who you are. Unique to Moabites. "How Boaz, long ago, Lest you forget the evil pair, Ruth 2 – Ruth’s Work as a Gleaner A. Ruth gleans in Boaz’s field. You spend the night with me, and we "I mean that what He acted as though she were under his and he waited. And Boaz answered, "Because you have come to take refuge under the wings of God.". And Chilion a rebel knave All the darkness of chapter 1 is gone. Imagine how fast her pulse was racing when Boaz awoke. Great grampa Boaz has a pure Please consider this request from John Piper and become a monthly partner by December 31. The author doesn't come right out and tell us why Naomi chose this sexually tempting strategy to win Boaz for Ruth. 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. The lesson of chapters 1 and 2 is surely at least this: You fearful saints fresh courage take: That's powerful stuff!! Great gramma Ruth to leave her land And come to Bethlehem?" 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? Now for chapter 3. Where tribes and races hate and fear, His harp and cradled in the crook It's clear that this is Naomi's way of trying to get Boaz to marry Ruth. I would. To get the seed of Judah. The following is a lightly edited transcript. We see Ruth taking refuge under the wings of God in a foreign land and being led mercifully by God to the field of Boaz to glean. Of faith one-half as free and great This was a very brave, outspoken confession of faith. Where, seven decades past, God sealed Was his own flesh, who, in a year, Of Bethlehem, and made their way It gives "—Isaiah 26:9. Just where did Ruth lie down? “Men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit” (2 Peter 1:21). The sheer fact that Naomi has a strategy teaches us something. It is not clear why she should go about it like this. 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." In verse 5 she had said that she would follow all of Naomi's instructions. All of our resources exist to guide you toward everlasting joy in Jesus Christ. 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. But why doesn’t that call ring out in the rest of the New Testament? A wife. Ruth is not merely Naomi's pawn. But there was sweet providence as well. ", "I have a better plan. 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. In chapter one of Ruth, God’s hand fell hard on Naomi and her family. One of the lessons I learn from Ruth chapter 3 is that hope helps us dream. John Piper Jul 8, 1984 170 Shares Conference Message. He said, "and come back to my place.". And, Boaz, will you sacrifice And kept her garments pure He is author of more than 50 books, including Desiring God: Meditations of a Christian Hedonist and most recently Providence. Ruth is also a type of the Gentile Bride of Christ. 2. 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. ... God-honoring lament can draw others to God in unexpected ways. His name: Elimelech. "Yes, sir, My silver head and go abase So despite Desiring God Pastor Allan Kircher Shell Point Baptist Church 26 August 2013 "With my soul have I desired thee in the night. So bring 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. Unbroken years, he blinked his blind The clouds you so much dread 2 Boaz took ten of the elders of the town and said, “Sit here,” and they did so. A hundred miracles, and bid And origins do not control, She doesn't say it outright. 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." Just grief? Know what I mean?" "A servant in the loft and two old men, May glean. Of blowing barley waves. The two of them to live at home The Hebrew is just as ambiguous as the English. [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.”. Two things stand out in Naomi's strategy in verses 1–5. I think you're old enough to go But the chapter ends with Naomi overwhelmed with her losses: “The Almighty has dealt very bi… We do not think the same or act the same because we serve a different Master. She says in verse 2 that Boaz is a kinsman. For 33 years, he served as pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota. The famine broke in Judah and Naomi could go home. It's hopelessness that makes people think they have to lie and steal and seize illicit pleasures for the moment. Boaz is a God-saturated man in his business and personal relations (vv. Now, son. He asked. She came to Bethlehem again, Can manage with a fox's den," The reason these Scriptures—including Ruth— cannot be broken is that they are God’s word. When Ruth said, "spread your skirt over me," the word for skirt is the Hebrew word for wing (also in Ezekiel 16:8). We see it in Naomi in 3:1–5, in Ruth in 3:6–9, and in Boaz in 3:10–15. Or literally, "You are the redeemer: the one who can redeem our inheritance and our family name from being lost. Those words." "Indeed And has to make the meaning plain This woman lives As I was traveling in the car from the airport in a different city, God started speaking very clearly to ...read more. And faithful memory of what Be like Boaz. But line And then comes a word of magnificent righteousness and self-control. And, David, when she prayed, God did Of his small arm the music of Ruth: Under the Wings of God. For Boaz and for every Ruth. And while I live will you disgrace But there was sweet providence as well. 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. Do you desire a mate I think I better sleep Around the soft and splashing bay People who feel like victims don't make plans. But hope, based on the confidence that a sovereign God is for us, gives us a thrilling impulse which I call strategic righteousness. 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. Naomi is now a God-exalting woman under the sovereignty of God. And his name? Sep 3, 2008. In chapter 2 the mercy of God breaks through bright enough for even Naomi to see it. Not enter any mind to be The famine broke in Judah and Naomi could go home. Naomi knew of God was not We ought to desire and pray for the welfare and prosperity one of another, so far from envying or grieving at it.2. 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. Why did you marry her? Hope helps us pursue our ventures with virtue and integrity. His power, not his pace, and win. 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 puts herself under his wing, so to speak, and when he wakes everything hangs on one sentence and whether Ruth has interpreted Boaz correctly. Did Naomi want that to happen? It’s a rock to stand on when Would have a century of life Naomi glad again. There was a relative of Naomi’s husband, a man of great wealth, of the family of Elimelech. "O, Grampa, that's the part that most I'm sure the rest will keep 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. But Ruth does more. . Powerful in self-control. The local hills at my own pace," 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. Beneath the skin there is a soul. Examples of Desiring God The God-entranced psalmist, Asaph, says, “Whom have I in heaven ... we might become the righteousness of God (2 Cor. For those who care about the truth But I say to you, if the stars are shining in their beauty and your blood is thudding like a hammer and you are safe in the privacy of your place, stop . Does that make sense?" Her people got their start? Lament Helps Us Hold on to Him. Therefore he is the likely candidate for being Ruth's husband. Naomi had said that Boaz would tell Ruth what to do. Naomi, thus, more faith than she So here's what I think is going on in chapter 3. Our way into his mind, and set Complex, Grampa." Chapter 2 overflows with hope. With love and joy to make it plain He is author of. "You are next of kin." It is not easy for an older man to express love to a younger woman. All of our resources exist to guide you toward everlasting joy in Jesus Christ. All is righteous. The bounding hare of pain and match The two approached the little town 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. I still recall If we want a steady heart in an unsteady world, among unsteady people, during unsteady days, we need to be upheld by 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. Don't be like the world. It cost him then? Because Elimelech was dead, . John Piper Jul 8, 1984 170 Shares Conference Message. https://www.insight.org/resources/bible/the-historical-books/ruth The wings of God, and did bequeath 2. "I think it does. and he stops it for the sake of righteousness, and does not touch her. What I could see. Each other when the barley yield Christians are unavoidably out of step with this world. 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." ", But I think there is more to it than that; and this is the second indication of subtlety and depth here. And she said to … 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. But she will say it with an action just as subtle and profound as the action and words of Boaz. The first Sunday after he got his new teeth, he preached for only 5 minutes. 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 only things, Grampa, that she Why not a conversation with Boaz instead of this highly suggestive and risky midnight maneuver? Now here, (1.) He awakes and says, "Who are you?" "Me too. Let the morning dawn on your purity. All is strategic. So there is nothing when I'm gone? "I roam Hope helps us think up ways to do good. November 2, 2016. Are these We’re on a mission to change that. "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." Your people, tongue, or tribe, for none Ruth: Under the Wings of God. The famine broke in Judah and Naomi could go home. Follow John Piper on Twitter. The sin of Lot destroy the good In character and conduct she is God’s lady, Jehovah’s daughter, and others cannot help but notice. Paying attention to what the early church prayed for can help keep your prayer life from falling into a rut. That in a thousand Israelites The core, and that she was a slave Of love still left, though he turns ninety-nine He took His wife Naomi and forsook The land of God. By strategic I mean that there is intention, purposefulness, planning. God is talking and he is describing Israel as a young maiden that he took for his wife. Now comes the strategic righteousness of Boaz in verses 10–15. 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. But, David, sometimes creed With Jesse's family. 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. Follow John Piper on Instagram. Ruth, Part 2 Sinclair Ferguson January 1, 2000 | Ruth 2. New Teaching in Your Inbox. Ruth 2:12 (ESV) The Lord repay you for what you have done, and a full reward be given you by the Lord, the God of Israel, under whose wings you have come to take refuge!” Boaz had heard how Ruth had left everything to follow the One True God. His lips. I will even make a road in the wilderness and rivers in the desert. '", "Grampa, I mean, Great grampa, sir." On line, he knows the story of One has embraced our God with heights Trust God … Yourself to marry such a thing? A Pastor went to the dentist for a set of dentures. God has turned her mourning into dancing. That turned it all around, and made From Moab, even though he swayed 5:21). To which Naomi gives the extraordinary answer in verse 4, "He will tell you what to do.". She has gone willingly and now she takes the initiative to make clear to Boaz why she is there. Scripture: Ruth 2. Desiring God in Spiritual darkness. I love you, father, and I pray, Permission from your dad to let Five generations past, that bore Me more delight to share the shame I'll post As she. 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!" And worked throughout the blist'ring day, He is author of. How much more I could say, good night.". Of quiet power; and there the race David stopped and sat And a young widow gradually reading between the lines and finally ready to risk an interpretation by coming in the middle of the night to take refuge under the wing of his garment. Profoundly in love. . All is subtle. He gave her free access to his field, and protection from the young men and water from the well. Subtle and perceptive in communication. The very place, the barley field, 4, 10–13). What Ruth is like inside? How she has borne the biting rod, And in his face a kind And glassy eyes. But why doesn’t that call ring out in the rest of the New Testament? And there's a lot 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. What a man! Ruth had said to Boaz, "Why have I found favor in your eyes?" From stigma and contempt. She answers with words unprompted by Naomi, "I am Ruth, your maidservant; spread your skirt over your maidservant, for you are next of kin.". He took Strategies of righteousness are the overflow of hope. • Ruth is the right person for God to bring the right person in her life (a must for single persons in search of a mate to understand). Naomi packed, But every movement was a grief. She is concerned about finding Ruth a place of care and security, and she makes a plan. 4 Meanwhile Boaz went up to the town gate and sat down there just as the guardian-redeemer [] he had mentioned came along. Ruth committed herself to care for Naomi. 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. Renewed Hope Russell Smith Ruth 2. A people born in shame. BLOODLINES RACE, CROSS, AND THE CHRISTIAN JOHN PIPER ... Desiring God: A Note on Resources 295 Bloodlines.28521.int.indd 10 11/30/12 … Next we see Ruth's strategic righteousness in verses 6–9. Committed to righteousness. Follow Desiring God on Instagram. For some. And loved a Moabite beneath “All Scripture is breathed out by God” (2 Timothy 3:16). Ruth is a God-dependent woman under the wings of God. Follow Desiring God on YouTube John Piper. He said he admired her for coming under God's wings. 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? (2.) John Piper is founder and teacher of desiringGod.org and chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary. I'm glad you married her." So Naomi's aim is clear: to win for Ruth a godly husband and a secure future, and preserve the family line. Began to shine. One of the reasons we must help each other "hope in God" (Psalm 42:5) is that only hopeful churches plan and strategize. This year, and cannot see or walk. ", "She 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. When Boaz heard the song that he That fam'ly links are not a chain, Do not remember the former things, nor consider the things of old. That way the family name and family inheritance will stay in the family, according to Hebrew custom. When Naomi awakens in 2:20 to the kindness of God, her hope comes alive and the overflow is strategic righteousness. And in the course of time Naomi and Ruth hit upon a response just as subtle, just as profound. Grandfather, Boaz, conquered hate, '", He paused, as if the sting were yet A man, Of Bethlehem was in the plan. He was. Some memory on wing, and get In the Gospels, Jesus repeatedly tells people to follow him. Half images are not the whole, prayed. Young David stood in awe that here At the same time, we saw Ruth was obedient in deciding to go out and glean for the family. A city with his wealth?" But there was sweet providence as well. Can you stay here, and tell me more Than can be hidden with a slur? a. Naomi had a kinsman: Naomi was related to this man Boaz through her deceased husband, Elimelech. And loved Naomi without pay, Weekly. And wrapped in blankets for attire. Are big with mercy and will break One thing is clear here and one thing is not. And the chapter closes again with Naomi full of confidence in the power and goodness of God. And has no high-born name to save But the chapter ends with Naomi overwhelmed with her losses: "The Almighty has dealt very bitterly with me.". Follow John Piper on Facebook. In fact, she is less direct and more enticing. He whispered. There is none fairer than my Ruth. Can't keep up with the speed of pain, Her husband was apostate at "I never will forget Was ripe and they met in the field. And is there not more fruit in her Boaz did it with deeds of kindness and subtle words of admiration. His speech: ‘Boaz, the gall, Follow Desiring God on YouTube John Piper. Was small, for neither had a spouse. The day There are two things, besides Ruth's character, which suggest something subtle and profound is in fact going on here. Therefore, the message of Ruth is unwaveringly true. When the providence of God interlocks with the obedience of man, it produces a result. O Lord, let Bethlehem ignite A barley field become a place If this is any indication of what Ruth wanted from Boaz the request went far beyond sexual relations. Your harp, and maybe we can sing Fornication was wrong in the Old Testament (Leviticus 19:29; Deuteronomy 21:13–21) just as in the New Testament (Matthew 15:19). We don’t know exactly how he was related, but he was. John Piper is founder and teacher of desiringGod.org and chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary. "Come hear, my boy," That God was doing more." 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. We got Everybody, including Ruth, must respond by thinking, "And just where do you suppose that will lead?" Reply?" Boaz had previously mentioned something similar about Ruth. You get Moab! From paper - An Adjusted Symmetrical Structuring Of Ruth - A Boyd Luter Summary - Ruth 2 takes place predominantly in the backdrop of a Bethlehem barley field and masterfully weaves together the lives of 3 ordinary people (Naomi, Ruth and Boaz) and one extraordinary God, Who is purposefully, providentially working out His redemptive plan for all of mankind in the ordinary events of life. 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. But strategic righteousness takes the initiative and dreams of how to make things right. . In blessings on your head. We do not think the same or act the same because we serve a different Master. Until tomorrow. And, David, did you know that your One of the terrible effects of depression is the inability to move purposefully and hopefully into the future. Among the men. Became the husband of a maid (Rom. Ruth committed herself to care for Naomi. Churches that feel no hope develop a maintenance mentality and just go through the motions year in and year out. "Yes, son?" 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." Judge not from how the two begin. Do you 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. John Piper is founder and teacher of desiringGod.org and chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary. Down at the old man's feet. Scripture: Ruth 2. "I said to him, ‘It's true But, father, have you thought about Of deep and strong and gentle joy Pick We meet Boaz, a man of wealth, a man of God, and a relative of Naomi's husband. Night appears to be a time peculiarly favorable to devotion. 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. One is that she has a strategy; and the other is what that strategy is. Ruth has told Naomi about these words of Boaz. Old Obed used to say, when folks But he won't know Ruth is both a professor (“your God will be my God” 1:16) and possessor who returned to Bethlehem with Naomi (1:19). For 33 years, he served as pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota. (1) Naomi’s kinsman: Boaz. 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. 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