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Take Up Your Cross July 8th 2015

God was willing to pay the price for sin.

Then said Boaz, What day thou buyest the field of the hand of Naomi, thou must buy it also of Ruth the Moabitess, the wife of the dead, to raise up the name of the dead upon his inheritance. And the kinsman said, I cannot redeem it for myself, lest I mar mine own inheritance: redeem thou my right to thyself; for I cannot redeem it. Now this was the manner in former time in Israel concerning redeeming and concerning changing, for to confirm all things; a man plucked off his shoe, and gave it to his neighbour: and this was a testimony in Israel. Therefore the kinsman said unto Boaz, Buy it for thee. So he drew off his shoe. And Boaz said unto the elders, and unto all the people, Ye are witnesses this day, that I have bought all that was Elimelech’s, and all that was Chilion’s and Mahlon’s, of the hand of Naomi. (Ruth 4:5-9 KJV)

Wow! A redeemer who was willing to pay the price!

Boaz was willing to pay the full price not only for Ruth, but of Naomi as well.  Boaz was their kinsmen redeemer.  In the Old Testament times it was customary, but perhaps not required, for the next of kin to marry a widow.   This was considered taking care of, or redeeming, their near relative and to further the seed if that was according to God’s will in the situation.  The gesture of marrying the widow by the closest relative could be rejected if the closest relative was opposed to marrying in this marriage and was accomplished if they were rejected by being spit on upon removal of their shoe.

In this particular case Boaz was filled with joy to overflowing to redeem Ruth and Naomi as well.

This is a picture of Jesus Christ willing to pay the price of our sin. Yes, redeem us through payment of our sin debt in full.  Jesus Christ was sent to pay price of sin for all sin; including yours and mine and all mankind.  Jesus Christ never balked at the huge debt of sin that was placed on His shoulders and yes He was rejected and spit upon by men in the crowd.
Jesus Christ was willing to take care of or redeem the entire debt of sin.

Jesus Christ paid the wages of all sin; past, present, and future.  Your slate was wiped clean and clear through the spiritual transaction that took place on the cross at Calvary.

takeupyourcrossredocmclearHave you accepted His free gift through faith?

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