Boaz the Kinsman (Ruth #4)

Boaz typifying the Lord Jesus Christ in several ways.

Consider his birth

  • Boaz is from Bethlehem like Jesus Christ: Ruth 2:4 and Micah 5:2, Matthew 2:1
  • Boaz is the son of Rahab the harlot from Jericho according to Matthew 1:5.  A child of a prostitute.  So they said the same thing of Jesus Christ.  We be not born of fornication (John 8:41)

Consider his ability

  • Boaz is a mighty man
    • the redeemer would have to be mighty because he would be hated and tested
    • many mighty works did he do is said of Jesus Christ
    • 1 Timothy 6:14-16
    • he is called the Almighty
  • Boaz is a man of wealth like Jesus Christ
    • Ruth 2:1 and Psalm 50:10
    • Ephesians 3:8

Consider his character

  • Ruth is looking for a man in whose eyes she will find grace
    • Ruth 2:2 and John 1:17
    • It is grace that will bring them together.  Boaz offered it and she needed it.  Ruth 2:10
    • He is more concerned with Ruth’s condition than his own reputation: Ruth 2:8-9 & Philippians 2:7. Boaz mars his own reputation for the benefit of Ruth and Naomi.
  • Boaz gives Ruth water that she didn’t have to draw: Ruth 2:9 and John 4:10

Consider his presence

  • Boaz brings peace to Ruth in 2:13.
  • Boaz makes provision for Ruth in 2:14-16
  • Boaz protects Ruth in 2:15-16
  • Boaz redeems Ruth.  Boaz must have the following three things.
    • His Qualification to Redeem—Family
    • His Ability to Redeem—Wealth
    • His Willingness to Redeem—Grace
      • In Ruth 4:9-10, Boaz buys back the land that belonged to Naomi just as the Lord Jesus Christ will return the promise land to the Jews when He comes again as King of kings.
      • Boaz next purchased Ruth to be his wife in Ruth 4:10.  The Bible says that God purchased the flock of God with his own blood in Acts 20:28.
      • Finally, Boaz raises up children by Ruth just as the Lord Jesus Christ raises up children to God according to John 1:12. Sons of God come after the resurrection, after the body of Christ is begun.