Sunday's Message October 17, 2020
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Let God Write
The Author and Finisher of Our Faith

Foundational Texts:  Ruth 4:1-12 Modern English Version

4 So Boaz went up to the gate and sat down there. And now the redeemer of whom he
had spoken passed by, and Boaz said, “Come over, friend, and sit here.” So he went
over and sat down.  2 Then Boaz took ten men from among the elders of the town and
said, “Sit here.” So they sat down. 3 He said to the redeemer, “Naomi, who has come
back from the land of Moab, must sell the plot of land belonging to our brother Elimelek.
4 I thought I should inform you and say, ‘Buy it in the presence of those sitting here and
in the presence of the elders of my people. If you want to redeem it, redeem it. But if you
will not redeem it, tell me so that I know, for there is no one prior to you to redeem it,
and I am next after you.’ ”  So he said, “I will redeem it.”  5 Then Boaz said, “On the day
you buy the field from the hand of Naomi, you also acquire Ruth the Moabitess, the wife
of the deceased, to perpetuate the name of the deceased through his inheritance.”  6 The
redeemer replied, “I am not able to redeem it for myself lest I ruin my own inheritance.
Take my redemption rights for yourself, for I cannot do it.” 7 (Now this was the custom
in ancient times in Israel for redeeming and exchanging: to confirm a transaction, a man
would remove his sandal and give it to his neighbor. This was a binding act in Israel.)  8
Therefore the redeemer said to Boaz, “Buy it yourself,” and he removed his sandal.  9
Then Boaz said to the elders and all the people, “You are witnesses today that I have
bought everything that belonged to Elimelek, Kilion, and Mahlon from Naomi. 10
Moreover I have also acquired Ruth the Moabitess, the wife of Mahlon, to be my wife,
in order to preserve the name of the deceased man for his inheritance, so that his name
will not be cut off from among his brothers or from his town. You are witnesses this
day.”  11 Then all the people who were at the gate, along with the elders, said, “We are
witnesses. May the Lord make the woman who is coming to your house like Rachel and
Leah, who together built up the house of Israel. May you do well in Ephrathah and be
famous in Bethlehem! 12 May your house be like the house of Perez, whom Tamar bore
to Judah, through the offspring that the Lord will give you by this young woman.”

Hebrews 12:2 Modern English Version

Let us look to Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set
before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the
throne of God.
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