A Glimpse of God’s Sovereign Plan
Sun 19 July 2015 | Matt Price | 31:48
Matt draws attention to the significance of the ‘Judges’ period of biblical history (where we pick up the story of Ruth) and takes us on a whistle-stop tour of History up to this point.
God was at work and continues to be at work to reveal his great redemptive work in mankind. Themes of protection / provision for people and Redemption are prominent in Ruth:
1. Boaz gives us an example to walk with God and submit our ways to him, regardless of what’s going on in the word or the state of play in our nation.
2. God provides and protects, but in His grace, enables us to play our part in taking hold of His provision and being used to bless others
3. Despite the general direction of the age, the brokenness of Naomi and a wait of more than a decade, “As it happens…” Ruth “finds herself working in a field belonging to Boaz”. In a specific moment, we see a glimpse of God’s sovereign plan of blessing. The chain reaction from here brings great protection, provision and blessing for Ruth and Naomi and echoes through the Davidic Line to THE redeemer in Jesus.