God's Amazing Grace

Ruth 2

Adrian Rogers

Sermon Overview

Scripture Passage: Ruth 2

After losing her husband in a pagan land, Ruth made the wise choice to stay with her mother-in-law and continue worshiping the one true God. God honored her choice and lavished His amazing grace upon her by way of Boaz.

Ruth 2:1 says, “There was a relative of Naomi’s husband, a man of great wealth, of the family of Elimelech. His name was Boaz…”

The love story of Ruth and Boaz is a beautiful portrait of Jesus Christ’s love for the Church.

First, this story reminds us of God’s saving grace.

Because of her husband’s death, the law of the land claimed a curse upon Ruth. Boaz, a mighty man of great wealth, was a close kinsman of Ruth’s family. If willing, he could redeem her from financial bankruptcy and provide for Ruth in her weakened condition.

Adrian Rogers says, “The law excluded her, but grace included her.”

In the same way, Jesus is our near kinsman who willingly took on flesh and blood to be made like us in order to redeem us.

Second, this grace is sovereign: the unseen hand of God brought Ruth to Himself.

As a young, penniless widow, Ruth went to work in Boaz’s fields just in time for the barley harvest. Ruth showed up in the fields at the exact right time because God is sovereign, and He has a plan.

Third, this grace was a seeking grace; once he saw her in the fields, Boaz took the initiative.

God has taken the initiative with us, and continues to seek us through Scripture, our sufferings, and His servants.

This was also a satisfying grace; throughout Ruth 2, we see Boaz looking out for Ruth’s needs as she worked the fields.

This mimics how God satisfies our every need and provides for His children to further His kingdom.

Finally, this was a securing grace; Boaz charged the other men of the field not to touch her.

Ruth was now safe and secure under the watchful protection of her kinsman redeemer. And in Jesus Christ, we are not only saved and satisfied; we are forever secure.

Apply it to your life

Ruth was not placed in the fields of Boaz by accident. Likewise, you are not in your current circumstance by chance. Pray for God’s guidance and rest assured that He is with you, and He has a plan for your life.