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At the Memorial Meeting this Morning: Lessons of Character & Behaviour

Running away is not a Solution

"Now it came about in the days when the judges governed, that there was a famine in the land. And a certain man of Bethlehem in Judah went to sojourn in the land of Moab with his wife and his two sons". Ruth 1:1 

It is better to learn to live with each other, even through the trials of life.

Romans 15: Now we who are strong ought to bear the weaknesses of those without strength and not just please ourselves. Each of us is to please his neighbor for his good, to his edification.

The Gospel is Preached to the Whole World

Running away by Elimelech, Naomi, Marlon and Chillion led to the preaching of the everlasting Gospel to Ruth, a native of Moab. Ruth took on the faith revealed to Abraham (Genesis 12:1-3) and she appears in the line of Jesus Christ,

"Salmon was the father of Boaz by Rahab,
Boaz was the father of Obed by Ruth...
 Jacob was the father of Joseph the husband of Mary,
by whom Jesus was born, who is called the Messiah."  
Matthew 1:1-16

Ruth 1:16-17

Greetings Reveal Your Values and Identity

Boaz said “May the Lord be with you.”
And they said to him, “May the Lord bless you.”
Ruth 2:4

What does your greetings say about you?

Ruth 2

Boaz as Kinsman-Redeemer

In Job 19:25, Psa 19:4, Psa 78:35, Isa 41:14 and many more Scriptures, God is revealed as the Redeemer of His People. The Lord Jesus Christ followed his Father's example as did Boaz in his daily life revealed in the Book of Ruth.

Ruth 2:21-22 reminds us that we need to stay close to our God, the Lord Jesus and our ecclesial home.

‘You should stay close to my servants until they have finished all my harvest.’” Naomi said to Ruth her daughter-in-law, “It is good, my daughter, that you go out with his maids, so that others do not fall upon you in another field.”

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