Then the women said to Naomi, ‘Blessed is the LORD who has not left you without a Redeemer today, and may His name become famous in Israel – Ruth 4:14
The story of Ruth and Boaz takes place in Bethlehem. Ruth was a Gentile whom Boaz purchased as His bride and in doing so redeemed Naomi. Boaz was uniquely qualified. The name Boaz means ‘ability’. You see, according to the law, a kinsman-redeemer must not only be a relative but must also be free of debt.
Some 1300 years later, in the town of Bethlehem, another kinsmen-redeemer was born. He purchased His bride at a great price. Indeed, Yeshua Jesus is uniquely qualified, having become one of us, yet without sin.
Friend, do you know this Kinsmen-Redeemer, Yeshua Jesus, who will redeem His people Israel through his bride? He holds out His nail-pierced hand to you now, to take you as His bride. He has paid your debt with His blood, so that you can be redeemed.