Thursday, April 7, 2016
God's Covenant Love - Part II - Tony Hilling
In the rest of the chapter, Boaz gives her lunch and makes sure she gets more grain than she could glean. When she goes home she has an ephah (about a bushel) of barley. Naomi says, “Blessed be the man who took notice of you!” When she hears that it is Boaz, their relation, she says “God has not stopped showing his covenant love to the living and the dead.” Naomi has just had a spiritual awakening. God’s hand is not against her, but working out His covenant love to save His people from disaster. And Naomi sees another way of using the Levirate Law to advance their cause. She concocts a plan to have Ruth confront Boaz at the threshing floor and invite him to “...spread his cloak over her.” For he is clearly the Kinsman Redeemer.
The end of this beautiful short story of the Bible shows Naomi with the child, Obed (servant), on her lap, the fruit of the union of Boaz and Ruth. One writer (J. Hardee Kennedy) commented that this book witnessed “…the overruling providence of God in seemingly unimportant people and their unimportant affairs.” Perhaps it is part of God’s providence to bring importance from the unimportant, because this child, Obed, would be the grandfather of King David.
In volumes 4 and 5 of my book, “The Voice of Aedistamen”, Owa’en finds himself at one of the lowest points of his life. Not only does this former general and celebrated hero find that he was born of a slave people, but his enemies at the court condemn him to spend the rest of his life in deeper bondage at the Silver Mines. Like the biblical characters, Naomi and her great grandson, David, he wonders if the Ghaedesh-Mor (the God of Aedistamen) has abandoned him because of his unfaithfulness. However, events unfold revealing that the Ghaedesh-Mor has a suspicious similarity to the God of the Bible, and continues to show His steadfast covenant love for His people in the midst of their difficult circumstances.
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