Advent Devotionals

Boaz: Who’s the Kinsman Redeemer?







Jesse Harris opened the final series of the final season of Fellowship Alliance Chapel’s Band of Band of Brothers breakfast ministry, “Called to Righteousness (Integrity),” by presenting, “Boaz: Who’s the Kinsman Redeemer?” As Jesse pointed out, living righteously means acting in accord with divine and moral law, realizing that the standard for morality is set by God Himself. The story of Boaz, in the Bible book of Ruth, is the story of how a man did follow God and lived a life of integrity, especially in his relation with Ruth. When the closest kinsman redeemer for Naomi and her daughter-in-law Ruth refused to take on that responsibility, Boaz, who was next in line, became that kinsman redeemer and purchased the widow Naomi’s land and married the widow Ruth. God blessed that marriage and Boaz became the father of Obed, who was the father of Jesse, who was the father of David; all in the family line into which Jesus was born. Jesse then challenged the men as to what each are doing with their lives to introduce the lost to the ultimate Kinsman Redeemer, Jesus Christ, who gave his live as payment in full for the sin of the world and rose from the dead bringing victory over death. As Christians, we are to be such witnesses to this dark and dying world.