He Is the Kinsmen Redeemer
He is the Consuming Fire
Our Jesus is the one who takes the hard
and turns it to goodness, joy, and peace.
Redeem-“buy back” or “buy again”.
Two-fold blessing of a family redeemer:
· He provides family.
· He steps into the mess and distress of broken life; to restore.
Life Lessons from Ruth:
In life, there is TROUBLE (see Ruth 1)
Job 14:1, “How frail is humanity! How short is life, how full of trouble!”
2 Timothy 3:1, “You should know this, Timothy, that in the last days there will be very difficult times.”
1 Peter 4:12, “Dear friends, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that has come on you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you.”
In trouble, there is always GOD (see Ruth 12)
2 Corinthians 4:8, “So we don't look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen. For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever."
Romans 8:28, “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”
With God, you can always PATIENTLY TRUST (see Ruth 3)
Psalm 27:14, “Wait for the Lord; Be strong and let your heart take courage; Yes, wait for the Lord.”
Micah 7:7, “But as for me, I will watch expectantly for the Lord; I will wait for the God of my salvation. My God will hear me.”
Romans 12:12, “…Be patient in trouble…” Philippians 4:6, “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.”
· Get this down: When in Trouble—better than anxiety—is Prayer.
“Faith is best spelled RISK” -John Wimber
For God loves to RESTORE (see Ruth 4)
1 Peter 1:18-20a, “For you know that God paid a ransom to save you from the empty life … And it was not paid with mere gold or silver, which lose their value. It was the precious blood of Christ, the sinless, spotless Lamb of God. God chose him as your ransom long before the world began…”
Our Jesus is the one who takes the hard and turns it to goodness, joy and peace.