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The Book of Ruth: Insights of Obedience
July 24, 2016      |     By: Jonathan Brickley      |      Category: Sermons

Jonathan lays out a theme of giving and receiving blessing from the book of Ruth.

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Ruth 1:7  - So she set out from the place where she was...
"Goel" - Kinsman Redeemer. 
  - Family Member
 - Duty to buy back relatives from slavery
- Duty to perpetuate the name of the dead in his inheritance
 - Duty to pay off debt and forfeited land
7 Prayers & Prophetic Blessings
                           Blessers              Blessees
Ruth 1:8-9           Naomi                    Ruth
Ruth 2:4              Reapers                 Boaz
Ruth 2:12            Boaz                      Ruth
Ruth 2:19-20       Naomi                    Boaz
Ruth 3:10            Boaz                      Ruth
Ruth 4:11-12       Men @ Gate          Boaz / Ruth + His Household
Ruth 4:14-15      Women @ Birth      God / Naomi + "Her" son Obed
Fulfilling Naomi's statement in Ruth 1:11 - "Have I yet sons in my womb?" 
YES!! Nothing is impossible with God! 
God blesses even our smallest acts of obedience! 
Isaiah 30:18
Therefore the Lord waits (LONGS) to be gracious to you, and therefore he exalts himself to show mercy to you. For the Lord is a God of justice; blessed (happy) are all those who wait for him.
Jeremiah 7:22-23
For in the day that I brought them out of the land of Egypt, I did not speak to your fathers or command them concerning burnt offerings and sacrifices. 23 But this command I gave them: ‘Obey my voice, and I will be your God, and you shall be my people. And walk in all the way that I command you, that it may be well with you.’
Psalms 23:6
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me (shall pursue me) all the days of my life...
Deut 30:8-10
And you shall again obey the voice of the Lord and keep all his commandments that I command you today. The Lord your God will make you abundantly prosperous in all the work of your hand, in the fruit of your womb and in the fruit of your cattle and in the fruit of your ground. For the Lord will again take delight in prospering you, as he took delight in your fathers, 10 when you obey the voice of the Lord your God, to keep his commandments and his statutes that are written in this Book of the Law, when you turn to the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul.

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